Saturday, September 20, 2008

THIS POEM WILL STAND AGAINST THE WALL AND WATCH THE REST OF THE POEMS AS THEY INTERACT

I REMEMBER THE SWAN CASKET AGAINST THE WALL
THAT'S ALL
ACTUALLY I REMEMBER MORE
BUT FUCK THAT SHIT

THE REST I REMEMBER BUT IT DOESN'T MATTER
WE HAD SOME BEERS AND IT WAS STRANGE

I KIND OF WANT TO GO HOME
I MEAN I AM HOME BUT I COULD STILL BE CGI'D
INTO THAT MOVIE WHERE THE DIRECTOR SAID
"EVERYONE JUST MAKE SAD FACES THE WHOLE TIME"
(OR I COULD DRIVE 4.5 HOURS)

THE MOVIE IS CALLED ANGUS
AND IT SUCKS
THAT IS THE MOVIE I'M TALKING ABOUT
I WAS TRYING TO WRITE A POEM BUT NOW I AM JUST TYPING

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY NOW
I WILL SAY WHAT IS AROUND ME

THE TV IS ON
IT HAS BEEN ON SINCE I GOT HERE
IT WAS JUST ON
I HAVEN'T CHANGED THE CHANNEL
BRIDGET JONES: THE EDGE OF REASON IS ON
IT HAS BRITISH PEOPLE
GREY CAT NORMAN IS SLEEPING NEXT TO ME
I JUST PETTED HIM AND HE CHIRPED
THEN HE STARTED RUBBING HIS FACE WITH HIS PAWS
THE LIGHTS ARE ON
I NEED TO GO TO SLEEP SOON

I WISH I COULD BE A BRITISH PERSON WITH A LOT OF FREE TIME
OR ANYONE WITH A LOT OF FREE TIME
I THINK PEOPLE WITH A LOT OF FREE TIME
ARE MAYBE FORGETTING TO DO SOMETHING

I HAVE TRIED READING STUFF BY WRITERS I LIKE LATELY
I READ THE FIRST HALF OF MICHAEL KIMBALL'S DEAR EVERYBODY
IT'S VERY GOOD
I LOOK FORWARD TO THE SECOND HALF
SO I READ HALF 1
THEN I HAD TO SLEEP AND WORK AND YOU KNOW
IT'S HARD TO FIND TIME TO READ ANYMORE
I DON'T EVEN WRITE ANYMORE

THIS IS NOT WRITING BY THE WAY
I AM GOING TO DRINK WATER NOW

OK
I DRANK WATER
NOW I JUST WANT TO PET NORMAN
I FEEL LIKE THAT WOULD BE BETTER
THAN THINKING ABOUT LIFE OR WHATEVER OR TYPING
WORDS THAT I AM TYPING
PETTING NORMAN
HE'S A GOOD GOOD DUDE

THIS MOVIE JUST TURNED REALLY LAME
LAMER THAN BEFORE
THE DIRECTOR DOESN'T KNOW
HOW TO MAKE PEOPLE SEEM SAD
WITHOUT BEING A FUCKING RIDICULOUS ASSHOLE
AND PLAYING SHITTY MUSIC AND MAKING PEOPLE LOOK
LIKE THEY WALKED IN THE RAIN OR SOME SHIT
IF YOU WANT TO MAKE PEOPLE LOOK SAD
SHOW THEM TRYING NOT TO CRY TRYING TO EXPLAIN
HOW THEY DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW FEELING SORRY
FOR SOMETHING DOES NOT MEAN THAT
ALL CONSEQUENCES SHOULD DISAPPEAR
AND THEY ARE 14 AND LOCKED UP
AND THEY DON'T HAVE ANY SELF-AWARENESS
AND THEY THINK THEY WILL BE LOCKED UP
A MONTH MORE BECAUSE OF ONE MOMENT
AND YOU WOULD ALMOST DO ANYTHING

ALSO, I DIDN'T MAKE UP THE SWAN CASKET
IT WAS REALLY THERE
I SAW IT
I THOUGHT, "WHY DO THEY HAVE A SWAN CASKET"
IT WAS JUST SOME THING AGAINST THE WALL
AND IT WAS STUFFED WITH TRASH AND DEAD LEAVES

NOW I AM GOING TO PISS AND THEN BRUSH MY TEETH

3 comments:

Mike zak said...

Fits my mood.

FrostingandFire said...

I love this. "i think people with a lot of time are forgetting to do something," how true!

olivia robin said...

the title, it's so good