Thanks Giving Day

snedeker snedeker at SPAMconcentric.net
Thu Nov 23 10:23:19 MST 2000




Burroughs : A Thanksgiving Prayer
 
A Thanksgiving Prayer
by William S.
Burroughs
 
Thanks for the wild turkey and the passenger
pigeons, destined to be shit out through wholesome American guts.
 
Thanks for a continent to despoil and
poison.
 
Thanks for Indians to provide a modicum of
challenge and danger.
 
Thanks for vast herds of bison to kill and skin
leaving the carcasses to rot.
 
Thanks for bounties on wolves and
coyotes.
 
Thanks for the American dream, To vulgarize and to
falsify until the bare lies shine through.
 
Thanks for the KKK.
 
For nigger-killin' lawmen, feelin' their
notches.
 
For decent church-goin' women, with their mean,
pinched, bitter, evil faces.
 
Thanks for "Kill a Queer for Christ"
stickers.
 
Thanks for laboratory AIDS.
 
Thanks for Prohibition and the war against
drugs.
 
Thanks for a country where nobody's allowed to mind
the own business.
 
Thanks for a nation of finks.
 
Yes, thanks for all the memories-- all right let's
see your arms!
 
You always were a headache and you always were a
bore.
 
Thanks for the last and greatest betrayal of the
last and greatest of human dreams.





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