predator, prey (Protozoa in E Minor)when I could finally bring myselfto look in the mirrorI was more fascinated than shockedwouldn't the wolf be surprised to awaken one daya hare, instead?while I was sleepingor perhaps while I was looking in the fridgea bit of classical music, a slice of leftoverruthless detachmentthe cage turned inside out andswallowed me up,deranged amoeba-style(although it is possibleI had been caught in your snareall along,too witless to know the difference)
instincta berceuseof sorts(wolfcries the accompaniment)animals, weyou worship at the altarof my bodyA juxtaposition: the difference betweenbeing struck like a woodblockand being played like aStradivariusmy skin composes ariasconstellations of goosebumpsheartbeat sonnets wrapped in veinsagain and again and againregressing to instrumentalwords temporarily discardedCanis Lupus, full moon
Cinema Tonight, Low vs. DiamondI think my heart is eithergoing to attack youor run awayperhaps to go chase carsor postmencaught betweenfight or flightaggression is exceedinglyunderrated and my arteries don't dopatientyou ask me if I think you're crazy andI throw my laughter at the ceilingtake that for whatever you willI'm not known to runI'm not known for insecurities or regrets or plentiful amounts ofsanityact firstask questionsneverthis generationwill be remembered not forlovebut fortaking
CrashI throw myself atanonymityinhabit turtle shellback alleywayshadowssleep for 13 hours a nightlose my abilityfor metaphorsquit writingquit singingquit collegeI take on mannerismsthat would make my former selflook like abellowing lumberjackI know it threw youto watch a butterflydevolve intoa caterpillar againreverse Darwinismdisappearing wingsstar turned black hole
creditsAnd this is lifean unending stream of faces and namessome of which I've already forgottenmany of which mean nothingor less than nothingmy time line starts to unnerve meso many thin slasheswhere I had thoughtnoticeably large brackets would goso many now inconsequential peoplewho I thought would matterfor the better part of foreverand because I hate my pastI build a new futureentirely new cast of charactersact onescene oneaction.