Sitting in a tin can
puts you there where things
are hollow. It’s time
to leave the capsule,
but things don’t change.
We spoke of was and when,
all the nobody people,
and all the somebody people.
What you need, you have to borrow.
Manufacture a new kind of vocabulary.
Everything is rubbish, and all
rubbish is wonderful.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:
A remixed poem composed from select lines and phrases from a host of song lyrics by David Bowie.
“Modern Love” song lyrics by David Bowie
“Space Oddity” song lyrics by David Bowie
“Moonage Daydream” song lyrics by David Bowie
“Five Years” song lyrics by David Bowie
“The Man Who Sold The World” song lyrics by David Bowie
“Fame” song lyrics by David Bowie
“Fresh Air” interview with David Bowie (2002)
Shloka Shankar is a freelance writer from India. She loves experimenting with Japanese short-forms of poetry, as well as found/remixed poetry alike. Her work has appeared in over 175 online and print venues of repute. Shloka is the founding editor of the literary & arts journal, Sonic Boom.