i is the revolution

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the revolution thanks you for choosing itself

the revolution is downloading onto your ipad
& being transferred onto your iphone
it is an irevolution
the revolution is i
i is the revolution

the revolution is available in e-book form
the revolution/s full text is available for 99c on amazon
the revolution comes in 4 short podcasts
that can be worn as a USB bracelet
the revolution hz been turned on
you must follow the revolution
it will be abbreviated to fit its own twitter feed:
the revolution will drop all vowels / capital letters & apostrophes
& present itself in short profundities of 140 characters or less
join @the revolution as it LOLs and WTFs
the revolution will have a GSOH / as
the mo fo moves in
& takes over cyberspace

dig the revolution

take out a sub:
the revolution’s RSS feed will bitch-slap your inbox
every night at around about 12 o/clock
do not reply to the revolution
do not trash the revolution
the revolution is not spam
you cannot click here to unsubscribe to the revolution
do not drag the revolution into your junk mail can
you cannot RTS the revolution:
the revolution is anonymous
the revolution lives nowhere
the revolution is every return address
forward the revolution to everyone you know:
the revolution is a virus no norton has an anti for
infection is the revolution/s cure

befriend the revolution
graffiti the revolution/s wall
the revolution invites all 500 million fans
to the facebook event of itself
rsvp to the revolution/s event
it is the revolution / show yourself attending
the revolution will remind you of itself by SMS
the revolution has a silent number
bt you can forward the revolution on by text

to find the revolution
type: revolution
into your GPS

give the revolution it/s own ringtone
do not turn the revolution off
the revolution must be able to reach you at all times
& at full volume

the revolution is here
the revolution is real
the revolution is now
the revolution has just been wiki-leaked
the revolution does not exist in second life

download the revolution/s soundtrack from myspace

you have just read the revolution
i is the revolution
i is the revolution
i is the revolution
the revolution has just been blogged

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Maxine Beneba Clarke is an Australian author and slam poet of Afro- Caribbean descent. Her short fiction collection Foreign Soil won the 2015 ABIA Award for Best Literary Fiction and the 2015 Indie Award for Best Debut Fiction, and was shortlisted for the Stella Prize. Her memoir, The Hate Race, her poetry collection Carrying the World, and her first children’s book, The Patchwork Bike, will be published by Hachette in late 2016.

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  2. I think you might be scaring Jacinda (the blog editor), Gabrielle. But now that you mention it…

    Thanks Jason. It was a blast to write. Been a long time since I had such fun with words. Now I remember why I started all this poetry jazz.

  3. Great poem!

    – take out a sub:
    the revolution’s RSS feed will bitch-slap your inbox
    every night at around about 12 o/clock –

    Excellent write 🙂

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