Here's a Thanksgiving Eve re-post from last year, Gus Van Sant's film of William Burroughs' poem Thanksgiving Prayer: download mpg video or youtube it. And before the croaky one gets underway in dispensing fake gratitude for the last and greatest betrayal of the last and greatest of human dreams, I'd like to genuinely thank all the readers of this blog and the listeners to WFMU. May your family go easy on you this Thanksgiving.
Thanks for the wild turkey and
the passenger pigeons, destined
to be shit out through wholesome
Thanks for a continent to despoil
Thanks for Indians to provide a
modicum of challenge and
Thanks for vast herds of bison to
kill and skin leaving the
carcasses to rot.
Thanks for bounties on wolves
Thanks for the American dream,
To vulgarize and to falsify until
the bare lies shine through.