February 25th, 2009

corset & bougainvillea

fightingtweets

  • 14:55 I would really love it if my neck and left shoulder would stop seizing up. This is ridiculous. #
  • 18:13 Watching President Barack Obama's first address to Congress. It's going to take him 5 minutes just to get the podium. #
  • 20:30 Just patched one of my favorite pairs of a jeans with a skull and crossbones from @digitalcheshire. #
  • 22:02 Can't turn my head to the left or very far to the right. My left shoulder blade is on fire. I need this to stop now. #
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corset & bougainvillea

The Wrecking Ball.

One, two, three. One, two, three.

First a fugue, then a waltz,
finally tarantella: ten musicians playing
ten different songs at the same time.

Taffeta and lace spinning through the air:
she flies about under her own power,
but she's out of control.

Each handhold a heavy leash of steel:
metallic elastic stretched at full velocity
snaps, reeling her back in again.

The impending impact: a smack of iron
against brick, breasts against chest,
all atoms smashing to the beat, a crescendo.

A deafening death: destruction dances
in a 125-pound body, a nuclear holocaust
clothed in skin, hair like a hundred fuses lit.

One, two, three. One, two, three. Three, two, one--
it's my hobby. what?

It's like a kind of torture to have to watch the show.

I've been meaning to say this since President Obama's congressional address, but I'm gonna need black and brown folks and the occasional white woman to quit volunteering to be "the new face" of the GOP. Let Statler and Waldorf spout their own ass-backward, Reaganite talking points, you two-bit, sell-out sock puppets.

That is, unless you like having a hand rammed up your ass on national television.
  • Current Mood
    Time to get things started.
fightingwords

The Black Forrest Gump.

I just watched a documentary profiling Gordon Parks. I knew him as a photographer, but he was so much more: a filmmaker (Shaft), a novelist, poet, classical and jazz composer, ballet choreographer, painter. Name a moment or a figure in history--Ingrid Bergman's affair with Roberto Rosellini, The Black Panthers, Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam--and he was there.