Wednesday, December 12, 2012
I Try *The Master Cleanse*, *The Stationary Bike*, *The Bikram Sweat*, *The Contortion Stretch*, *The Vegan Meatloaf*, *The Nightly, Scorching Bath*, *The Leafy Greens and Venom Television*, *The Self-Mutilation of a Winter's Run*, but We Can Only Cleanse Our Bodies so Much Before We Realize It's Not Our Bodies That Need Detoxing
As promised. Also, I need a day or two of quiet, or at least a day or two of shut the fuck up for my own sake. Jeebusfuck, 53 years to get metal. Hey, aim my ears at stuff please and thanks, I know shit about this.
I don't know how to say how I feel politely, or poetically, or without the jugular and collapse of the immediate heart, so tonight, I won't say anything at all. Just stare out the window at our stunned little writhe. Hold back the strongest urge to knock out a few of the capitol's most critical walls, replace its fiber optic cables with lightning bugs, replace the investment bankers all with bunker busters. I lock eyes with the capitol's bright and empty rooms and admit that, sometimes, deep in my affluent, American cells, I miss my body carved to projectile. I miss trebuchet shoulders and knuckles flaked to arrowheads, miss my hands massive and molded from molten to the bolts of ballistas. I miss blackjack and cudgel and quarterstaff and flintlock. I miss pummel and pike and I am not proud of this. I know it's not a healthy feeling. I try to un-arm, to un-cock. I try to practice my breathing. I try The Master Cleanse, The Stationary Bike, The Bikram Sweat, The Contortion Stretch, The Vegan Meatloaf, The Nightly, Scorching Bath, The Leafy Greens and Venom Television, The Self-Mutilation of a Winter's Run, but we can only cleanse our bodies so much before we realize it's not our bodies that need detoxing.