The LionessSophomoric beasts traveling in herdsGreed taking them to the watering holeThey graze and grazeIn peaceful blissNoises of happiness are utteredThe offspring play,Mimicking their elders,Practicing for their futuresThe Lioness watchesCrouching in the reedsStealth is her masterSense is her loverShe watches and observesLicks her lips and twitches her tailThe beasts continue their lunchTheir ignorant chatter fills the airThey hide their weaknesses from each otherThe Lioness sees allShe leapsOne by one, the beasts fall to the groundThe arrogance; the egoTheir downfallClaws and teethBlood and salivaFur and hairFlyOne baby beast crawls outFrom behind her injured mother"Hello, Little Beasty," purrs the Lioness"Hello, Lioness," says the baby. "Why?""The welcome has been worn!"And the Lioness gobbles the baby down.
7 BlowsWhen my film professor asked us to list the seven events that have shaped us into the people we are today, I was excited. The assignment would be easy, as it is something I have thought a lot about in the past. However, when I came to my blank page, my mind did not have seven events to list. It had every single event and person screaming to be written down, to get their 15 minutes of fame. The way I see it, every moment and every interaction has changed and affected me in some way. However, I do have reason to believe that the following seven events are most key to me.Like many artists, I have also suffered the inability to fit in and connect with people. I tried, but I often found myself wandering off alone or refusing to socialize. This even happened in high school when I thought I had found my best friends for life. I do not really speak to those people anymore. Most of my friendships
Swallowing at the Picture ShowThe picture plays night after nightSelling out and ending in ovationsFilm students and film enthusiastsCineaste wannabesAnd the Zombie SocietyThe reviews, the criticsThey discuss and chewDiscuss and chewDiscuss and chewPiece by pieceBite by biteBut never swallowingGenerations of Good versus BadBlack versus WhiteWhat is, What is NotGenerations of Media ManipulationGenerations of BrainwashingAnd Mind-ControlYou chew and you chewChunk by ChunkHunk by HunkHollywood Hottie by Hollywood HottieHe says it's GoodHe says it's GreatBut you never swallowThe picture plays day after dayEveryone trades enthusiasmFor the next bitter-tastingFoul-smelling, sourRegurgitated split pea soupAnd all because someone saysIt's BetterDid you swallow?