Mr. Mann Borrows a Shredder

He started with names.
Then the things they failed
to signify. Put your teeth
on that, machine. It was
good late at night. It ate
drugs. Some plastic.
Labels of processed cheese
and three pieces of fake ham.
An old swastika flag.
Don’t stick your finger
in that mouth, though.
And no books. It hates Plato.