Green Slime (1968)

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Green Slime (1968) Director’s Kinji Fukasaku’s pop art interiors and space ships are filled not only with grade-B actors, but also with monsters that reproduce wildly into “an army of rubbery-looking goblins.” Their resemblance to R2-D2 remains uncanny. Ivan Reiner wrote and produced this story about a space station, Gamma 3, infected by these alien creatures.

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Kudzu took over the deep South,

Smothering other plants,

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Squeezing trees dry of sap,

Mulch into cancerous vine barrens,

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Breath harsh as ammonium.

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The Chinese privet caught in hedges,

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Its many leaves shutter their tickertapes

With magic numbers inside each fortune,

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As decorative as invasive, dependent

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On dust and wash from heaven’s table.

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The Japanese honeysuckle,

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Double-tongued to lick vanilla to yolk,

Molts mat-like monocultures

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Over seed beds, a cure for sore throats

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That unlock platelets in the heart.

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Not even endless reproduction

Can save them, for each newborn

Is a clone of the others, Cyclops

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 Octopus, tentacles into everything,

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To suction all power off the grid.

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Now that we see

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We never were who we claimed to be,

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The green slime mewls

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High pitched Theremin ululations

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Bemoaning their murdered planet.

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[Disposable Poem January 11, 2017]

Dr. Mike

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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