ORANGES IN THE MAIL, FROM AMAZONFRESH Voltaire closed a famous argument by claiming that a ship of war and the grand opera were proofs enough of civilization’s and France’s progress, in his day; Whitman’s response considers fruit traveling across state lines via the postal service What greater proof of passed time than ordering food online:Proof of this instant want, payment, broad greed,farmed America localizes,To my tiny D.C. studio, July streets plywood            shut but for protesters,Comes now safely a mere mile from            this Pleasant City MountainGrown from pesticide, pestilence, persistence...
  • 24 junio, 2020
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