may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Friday, October 21, 2011


My Borders account is now registered with Barnes &Noble
now that Borders is gone,the last dinosaurs toss and struggle for market dominance
Graphic novels are a growth industry,and exclusive distribution rights offend many
Fans use a myriad of mobile devices to access their SANDMAN/DARK KNIGHT  sagas
and authors are both  civilians  and collateral damage in this free fire zone
Barnes&Noble has withdrawn all copies of superhero stories from their shelves
now that Amazon has restricted access to digital editions on their new "Fire"
e-books are astonishing in terms of market share,but this conflict serves no one
Fans are angry,Amazon is angry,Barnes&Noble are also none too happy.
Best to allow a million flowers to bloom,said Mao Tse Tung
but he was head of no hungry corporation,and his backyard furnaces failed
Which Behometh will buckle,now that high noon is here?
What superheros can save these sellers from selected content providing,
governed as it is by vested interests?Who can predict the next bankruptcy?
We await to see if the Kryptonite of commercial success will contaminate comics
And if the Dark Knight were alive-what would he do tonight?

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