on a white page
yellow with age
like a leaf of the tree
erased from the earth
when the paper was made
living woods laid waste for newsprint's
instant litter of daily lies
dead leaves unread in dusty tracts
pulpy paperbacks & packaging
triplicated bureaucratic bumf
sheets left blank
in the name of art
meant to express
the world too
(first published in SEED magazine,1978)
Below is a previous version, which I published as postcard (1978).
Note unrevised words. Above is an improvement, in my opinion.
Created a poster with different words, closer to the "finished" version at top.