November verse 6.5: Found words

I don’t know if this is a thing, but I thought it would be interesting to see what I got if I made a poem from the words seen on a morning walk. I took photos, not of every word – I deliberately left out proper names and words on number plates. I didn’t include here every word I snapped in the resulting poem – that is to say, this is a curated list. But the words here are strictly in order of my meeting them.

The walk to King Street, Newtown
School Zone
Caution: Vehicles reversing
Single day bed mattress in good condition
WARNING: Automatic Moving Device. 
___Do not extend
___limbs or objects
___through or between
___spaces in this
___door or gate
To report faulty sign operation please phone
Destroy the patriarchy not the planet
Eating animals is bad karma
_______One man's trash
Comingled recycling
We'll avenge all our imprisoned siblings
Save our coral reef
Main switchboard & electrical meters located within
All power to the people
Live free
Have hope

About line 6: I know that ACAB stands for ‘All Cops are Bastards’ and FTP stands for ‘Fight the Power’. If you know what PRISMO and SKU stand for, feel free to enlighten me in the comments.

About line 24: That’s the actual spelling on the skip, not a transcription error on my part.

3 responses to “November verse 6.5: Found words

  1. No idea, so I cheated, and Googled.

    SKU in testing is Stock Keeping Unit??? I found ‘”Stock Keeping Unit” is the most common definition for SKU on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok. ‘

    And Prismo, well it could be: “prismo
    The cool as fuck, all-powerful, all-knowing being on the Cartoon Network television show Adventure Time. He resides in the Time Room in the center of the multiverse, and can grant every being one wish. The wishes are powerful enough to change timelines, or even create/destroy worlds, and unless these wishes are extremely specific, they can have an unforeseen twist. He can also create material items for himself or others without it counting as a wish …”

    Whaddya reckon?

    I did enjoy your Found Words poem.

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    • That’s impressive Google-fu, Sue. I have no idea what Stock Keeping Unit means, but it couild be plausible, and Prismo sounds like an impressive character, possibly the one who will help the greffitists to fight the power


      • You can take the girl out of the library but you can’t take the library out of the girl!! BTW That was supposed to be “texting” not “testing”. I have no idea what SKU means either, but I do feel I’ve seen it myself.

        Prismo? But yes, sounds someone you want on your side!

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