Thursday, March 17, 2011

Kind Metaphors with Tools Such As Hammer, Wrench, or Fire in Them Are Usually Used to Illustrate How They Turn Us into Material

I'll speak only of myself when I say I am more me the more the clusterfuck deepens - more manic, quicker to compress thoughts into metaphors and allusions and more impatient people don't get my manic metaphors and allusions - though it seems to me everyone is becoming more his or her self more and more often.

Processing. Processing. Strangest motherfucking days of my life. Did you get that allusion? It seems important that I keep the links and especially the music and poems coming daily even while it takes longer in the clusterfuck than it once did to cohere my metaphors with the arcane and obscure allusions that pretend to catch and name the swirl.


Jordan Davis

Having a child changes you. For example,
A salmon's face extends forward, a giant underbite
Emerging, and then there's the matter
Hanging off their sides. I am proud to be
An American. Also, I'm proud to be a Protestant,
And wasn't whiteness a smart choice.

When people complain to me about Spielberg's manipulative
And frequent cutaways to children in danger—
People being me—I remind them that sarcasm
(Which does so well in the funnies) plays on television
As arrogance. The point is to put a big-ass
Unavoidable conflict, the kind metaphors with tools

Such as hammer, wrench, or fire in them are usually used
To illustrate how they turn us into material,
Materiel, to put this conflict in front of an audience
And present them with options. Suddenly I was able
To notice that what attracted me most was to know
When I actually needed to take care of someone.

1 comment:

  1. Meanwhile, the Post's "right-leaning" columnists are undeniably conservative: Marc Thiessen, Michael Gerson, George Will, Charles Krauthammer.

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