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Destroying Kate’s Art Studio (First Draft)

*A Poem Inspired by Sarah Schulman’s People in Trouble*

I slashed

a blooming canvas to shreds.

She snapped

a portrait in two,

a crusted face

smeared and blotched

by furious brushstrokes.

Gathering

the gorgeous shards,

we toss them into the air,

filling the empty space

with crazed laughter,

and the jagged fragments,

pitiful glimpses

of their pitiful original forms,

created

a beautiful mosaic

of inner rage.

An unfinished puzzle,

it begs us to complete it,

to which we say,

“Fuck no!”

Born and raised in CA. Film, literature, music, poetry, mostly gay/queer/GSM topics. Stick around if I haven’t bored you yet.

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