Our pen pal sent us an article on some anarchist demonstrations in the Pacific Northwest. Have you heard of Austin Kleon? While our paint dried on another project, we stole his idea of blacking out newspaper pages to highlight only select words that create new meanings. We’ve wanted to do something like that ever since our friend John interviewed Austin on Art Heroes Radio. What better place to start than an article with lots of references to anarchy?!
O, Remember chaotic clothes
Downtown windows filled with pink pigment
Pop-fiction, and pirates
Nobody answered the door
Youth. A famous affair-
In Seattle, we might have been idiots
Among anarchist experiments
A movement, chaotic moments
A fogged bliss with daunting earnestness
Property damage, sealed by the stranger
Under a few people who weren’t even jailed for months
This poem is part of the collection The Fates of Stars and Other Poems, now available as an illustrated paperback and a Kindle edition.