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The world in the year 2000

by Marge Piercy

 It will be covered to a depth of seven
 inches by the little white plastic
 chips at once soft and repellent
 to the touch and with the ability
 to bounce like baby beach balls
 under the table and under the radiator.
 They come in boxes with toasters,
 with vitamin pills, with whatever
 you order, as packing material : they
 will conquer the world. They are
 doing it already beginning
 with my kitchen.

"The world in the year 2000" by Marge Piercy, from Stone, Paper, Knife. © Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.

(Stolen from The Writer's Almanac)


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