As a wonderful pre-lunch appetizer, Dawn Maxey, a spoken word artist, gave the crowd at Compostmodern an earful (in a good way). Her poem about the women who pile their carts full of organic goods at Whole Foods, sport the “this is not a plastic bag” bags–and by the way, they have seven Priuses, did they tell you?–because it’s trendy, was a highlight of the morning. Maxey gave us the full text of the poem, which we’ve included below, but we enjoyed this line in particular:

See, it’s gone from a Pri-us to a Pri-ME.
it’s all about how cool I can be

Check out more of Maxey’s work at her homepage, the Stanford Spoken Word Collective and YouthSpeaks.

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