This is an outcome of an assignment for a poetry course I'm doing.
The assignment uses Bernadette Mayer's suggestion in "writing experiments" : "Using phrases relating to one subject or idea to write about another. For example, use science terms to write about childhood or philosophic language to describe a shirt."
I used an article on the Economic crisis (2008 and thereafter) to write about human relationships and (implicitly) marriage. The article : Getting to Normal by Daniel Gros.
The entire text is sourced from the article. Hope you enjoy the results. I enjoyed the process. I'll skip the philosophy behind it...if you don't get it after reading, then I've done it badly!
Getting to Normal
A normal risk return calculus quantified
Sometimes owners at any price
This has never happened before
The boom phase
a similar pattern
could explain the evolution
The de facto default
is not compatible
Socialization law expressly forbids
a mere value to be plugged
the height of the crisis
own countries’ bonds
a return to normal
still searching for “fundamentals,”
Toxic suddenly appears
Decline unprecedented in securities
the status quo ante
Residential peacetime shattered
Safe regulatory framework anticipated
At fire sale prices
A similar pattern Union