nguyen1021

little pig does poetry
2002-12-11 07:19:14 (UTC)

Two jobs I never applied for…and sleep


Full-time actor,
part-time eater.

I smile often
(bash me with a bat
disfigure me
stab my lips)

I walk, move
(out of breath,
exhausted,
legs like spaghetti
overcooked strength)

[Acting break.
Switch to eating duty.
(in.
chew.
swallow.

more.
chew.
swallow…)
Done.
Back to acting.]

I laugh
(silence and soul,
screaming and crying,
a heart battered,
naseous
eruption
of
dead
m e...a..t)

I welcome optimism
(how long?
been rotting
cemetery dirt
suffocating and cold
mummified in sorrow,
layers of ache)

[Acting break
(repeat eating duty)]

I greet I greet I drive I step
I blink I think I talk I hear
I nod I walk I sit I cheer
I I I I
I I I I...

I sleep
(i sleep)