With Continual Reference to Justin Kahn.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Justin is Trying to Think (Justin Will Return: Soon).

Sorry about the lack of a post today.

I guess with that "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" Security Scare in Boston a lot has been on my mind.

I will be back soon. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday soon; and for the rest of your life.

Anyway, I wrote a poem for you instead of a post. It is about living in a world where the distinction between an advertisement for a cartoon is indistinguishable from a security threat.

It is about a world where there is no Justice.

To be clear, I didn't write the whole poem, but I did add the phrase, "who am so awesome."

Temptation
By Czeslaw Milosz & Justin Kahn

Under a starry sky I who am so awesome was taking a walk,
On a ridge overlooking neon cities,
With my companion, the spirit of desolation,
Who was running around and sermonizing,
Saying that I who am awesome was not necessary,
for if not I who am awesome, then someone else
Would be walking here, trying to understand his age.

Had I who am awesome died long ago nothing would have changed.
The same stars, cities and countries
Would have been seen with other eyes.
The world and its labors would go on as they do.

For Christ's sake, get away from me.
You've tormented me enough, I who am awesome said.
It's not up to me to judge the calling of men.
And my merits, if any, I who am awesome won't know anyway.

24 comments:

Blaux said...

i who am so awesome
i who am so
i who am
i who
i

Jake said...

Ah, 6:14: the crack of dawn. I was beginning to worry the predator had "gotten" you. More importantly, I was worrying about how I could continue existence without my thrice-weekly dose of verbal insanity.

maleah said...

Justin, I you're even an artist. That looks like an emoticon by Picasso...

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Taihae said...

Justin - heres mine

As I who am so damn cool sd to my
friend, because I who am so damn cool am
always talking,—John, I who am so damn cool

sd, which was not his
name, the darkness sur-
rounds us, what

can we do against
it, or else, shall we &
why not, buy a goddamn big car,

drive, he sd, for
christ's sake, look
out where yr going.

I'm wasting such talent at art school

NIPOMOTIMES said...

TERRORIFIC THOT

Jenn said...

The world would have felt an emptiness, Awesome One, although it knew not why.

You're definitely a Zaphod.

Sophie T. Mishap said...

This tastes like sugar because it's made from sugar.

Steven Gilmore said...

Nice to meet you, Justin.
My name is Steven.
And i feel random.
But that is okay.

Good day, Sir.

Too_Lively said...

Good luck with that whole thing you got going on there in the real world.

A. said...

More angst.

butterfly girl said...

I often need time to think and it is more difficult than one may think. Thanks for visiting.....

Justin said...

butterfly girl,
I need time to think and to be sick. These days, those two activities have left me with little time to breathe.

j.

Justin said...

a.

Anything for my readers.

j.

Justin said...

2 lively,
I have found that my best bet is to just ignore things and eventually they go away.

j.

Justin said...

Steven, a good day indeed. j.

Justin said...

Sophie, I am just a little puzzled....j

Justin said...

Jenn, After giving it much thought I can see that you are right. Though I'm still trying to decode Zaphod.Pretty sure it isn't from IJ.
j.

Justin said...

nipomotimes,
Elss Wheels, Poir Tog.

j.

Justin said...

taihae,
You are not wasting your talent---as long as you deliver on my diamond pig.

j.

Justin said...

Why isn't your blog on your profile???
j.

Justin said...

jake, if I could find a lousy magnet I'd put a refridge.

But that might be bad for the computer.

j.

Justin said...

blaux,

A very beautiful concrete poem, as Robert Lax would call it.

But if you get rich off of it, I want a cut.

j.

Maleah said...

Because.

Jenn said...

Zaphod from Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Remember him? He looked at this thingy that measured one's relative importance to the universe and found out that unlike every other puny mortal who had done the test, he was truly significant.