Oulipost #21 – Confabulation

Craft a conversation poem using “he said/she said” quotes that you find in newspaper articles.

So Inconceivable

The first year was just
a nightmare. There were no rules
and no process set up,
and we were
pretty much flying
by the seat of our pants.

I could feel it in my chest. You
could feel the force.
There was no bomb.
I was just there.
You could feel the force.

We walked out and it was
just chaos.

That was so inconceivable.
It reminded us why
we do what we’re doing.

Their problem’s not
that I don’t understand what they do.
Their problem is
I understand exactly what they do.

We walked out
and it was just chaos.

Source:
Susan Page, “Confront the Powerful, Question the System”, USA Today insert, Indianapolis Star
David Woods, “Return to Boston”, Indianapolis Star
Stephanie Wang, “Numbers are Bad, But Who’s Counting?”, Indianapolis Star

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. sonjajohanson10
    Apr 22, 2014 @ 18:28:09

    Nice use of repetition; it really is very conversational.

    Reply

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