First poetry attempt of the year -- Happy New Year!
Zelda's Inferno exercise: free write around the phrase, "It should be free" (selected at semi-random from the Baltimore Sun). This came out stream-of-consciousness, not very sensible but some bits I like.
It should be free, unbound, unrestricted
It should be free, without cost
It should be free, able to choose without coercion
It should be free, lead-free, BPA-free, cholesterol-free, sodium-free
It should be free, free beer, free lunch, free with the purchase of a second item of equal or greater value, free bird!, free to be you and me, I'm free to do what I want any old time, free at last, free at last, praise god almighty I'm free at last, free free set them free, free of dyes or perfumes, fragrance free, free and easy, peaceful easy feeling, feeling free and easy, easy, easy to be free, is it? No, not so much. To live outside the law you must be honest, said Dylan; just so, to live outside control you must be brave and strong. Easier to let someone else make the decision for you -- and then have the blame. Mankind, someone once said, cannot bear too much freedom.
now that you have your freedom, how will you keep it safe from robbers? take your freedom and lock in up in a heavy chest bound tight with many chains, yes. Tie your freedom down firmly. How will you get free from your freedom, the heavy freedom you carry around like a spy with an attache case handcuffed to his wrist, the freedom that weighs you down and holds you back.
It should be free to be free from freedom. Write today for your free brochure about freedom from freedom. It should be free It should be free to follow me It should be free four five six seven eight nine for the lost god, freedom of religion, freedom from religion, freedom of the gods or lack thereof, free to find your own way to hell. Everyone in hell is free to leave at any time, but the damned demand their punishment, keeping the demons hard at work. Of course, the demons are just as free to quit...but the dammed and the demons keep up their dance.