OPEN LITERATURE

by The Living Theatre and

the People of Antebellum Gallery 

during the Know Your Rites Tour, August 2016

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE TAKE MORE

THAN WE NEED? WHAT HAPPENS WHEN

WE CANT GO HOME?

Change, come out of our comfort

zone, new beginnings.

MY BODY OWNS ITSELF, IT IS NOT YOURS OR MINE

THOUGH I, THE SELF, CONDUCT IT, THROUGH SPACE & TIME

Lint screwing out that not spirited away,

and melting the disc in a toaster

How is that the greed of others is

so apparent, but we have so much trouble seeing

our own?

It takes village...

Hooking, judgement, despair, bad trips.

When you’ve experience enough of this,

you get REAL + Join the Living Theatre.

One mane’s greed

Is another man’s dream

How will you replace

What you displaced

When push comes to shove?

DOES EXPLORATION OF TRIVIAL PURSUITS

OVER CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY MAKE ME GREEDY

greed creates colonialism

wherever you live

I FIND THE PLACE I LIVE

IN NO LONGER ALLOWS

ME. WHERE AM I TO GO?

I know... to the place where boundaries

are no longer bred or needed or fed

The moment a human said, “This is mine!”

That is the moment government was created.

His blood done run cold. Fortune and

a deity was the final twist of the sword.

I

You are not my slave! cause

am not a slave I

LOVE ONE ANOTHER ALL BE

FINE

TAKE. GRAB. No sense of others struggle.

MINE. ONLY MINE. EVER MINE. MINE.

Two mouths. Which one will eat more? Which

will speak and be heard... more... which is prettier

or two mouths kiss or be soft and still or quivering

Blood on the mouth. Blood is yours. Blood does not

belong to you. Don’t fool yourself. Mine, yours.

Is there a sum of wealth that is enough? Or are

most of us such gluttons that we would devour the world.

WORK HARD PLAY HARD

SAVINGS ACCOUNT IS CLUTCH.

Surrounded on all sides, fighting my displacement by writing lines...

What is poetry is nothing more than a lovely disguise for

the undressed ugly truth? The made-up face that

Hides the real you?

Singing songs

one can’t go wrong.

Gimme Louis Vitton. Gimme Don Perignon. Gimme

Mercedes. Gimme Gimme Gimme Arbeit macht frei

Mares eat oats + does eat oats

and little lambs eat ivy

WHY IN THIS WEALTHIEST OF COUNTRIES

DO WE HAVE PEOPLE SLEEPING IN THE STREET?

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New York, NY 10003

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