By Glen Armstrong

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More than a stirring, more than a rag soaked in gasoline, these nights in the streets are about need.

It all gets televised, and television is about something else: a box or a flattened box, a profound stillness masquerading as movement.

No Future becomes a slogan, and then we move on. We live the No.

A billion smaller boxes. Little coffins for ideas.

There’ll be time enough for mindlessness. A spoon and a melting lawn gnome.

I want to inject my cell phone. Smart drugs. Traffic cones. Dunce caps. Safety orange. Blaze orange. 

We gorge on that which muddies up the blood.

Glen Armstrong