Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Drive Through

Babel, The Last Kiss.
"So is that all that happens?"
I don't understand why our culture needs action
It's precisely those kinds of movies that have the highest potential
to make people think and challenge their beliefs in the moments of silence and awkwardness they incite.
and we want better endings
we want twists
and drama
we don't want reality
unless it's not really real, unless we can vote with texts on the endings.
we are so impatient
so selfish
so simple
so decisive
and it makes me so disappointed.
it makes me want to stand up
and tell people to shut up and listen
or watch
or
to just keep running their mouths
as if no one were listening,
until they started saying things they truly believed.
then I'd be satisfied.
because it's all bullshit
and because I can't even enjoy a movie about pain anymore
I'm better off watching the news
wham bam thank you ma'am
crisis in the middle east
death in japan
terrorism
thank you, that was quite a show.
I'm glad I know the ending
fuck
that's why it's scary writing poetry
it's scary speaking my mind
it's scary to be quiet too
because it's just not big enough.
fuck

1 comment:

jlee said...

fuck
that's why it's scary writing poetry
it's scary speaking my mind
it's scary to be quiet too
because it's just not big enough
fuck


is my favorite part
between the two fucks.

wham bam thank you ma'am
crisis in the middle east
death in japan

the news, i don't watch. i just feel better off not knowing everything negative going on - isn't that all its about these days on the news? negative shit