If I stay, there can be no party. I must be out there in the night, staying vigilant. Wherever a party needs to be saved, I'm there. Wherever there are masks, or there's tomfoolery and joy, I'm there. But sometimes I'm not, 'cause I'm out in the night. Staying vigilant. Watching. Lurking. Running, Jumping, Hurtling. Sleeping. No, I can't sleep. You sleep, I'm awake. I don't sleep, I don't blink. Am I a bird? No. I'm a bat. I am Batman. Or am I? Yes, I am Batman. Happy Halloween.
I have the words “Brain / Mouth Filter” written on my hand in permanent marker, because the following exchange took place in my last Critical Approaches class:
(on the necessity/overuse of metaphors in poetry)
Classmate #1: But to me, it seems stupid going into these long extended metaphors when actually the message is very simple.
Classmate #2: Yeah, I mean, what’s wrong with “I love you?”
Classmate #3: It’s been said so often that it’s lost all meaning.
Me: And there’s absolutely no originality to “I love you”. It’s boring. If someone cares, especially if they’re a poet, they should want to express themselves in a personal, original sense rather than recyling the same old lines. I’d much rather someone said “May I taste your eyes” than “I love you.”
Death To Everyone But Us - A Sherlock / John Fanmix A Part Two to my other fanmix,"Domesticity".That was about joy. This is about co-dependence.
1. Somethin’ Stupid - The Secret Sisters 2. Night Terror - Laura Marling 3. Death To Everyone But Us - Felix 4. Hospital Beds - Cold War Kids 5. That Time - Regina Spektor 6. Your Lips Are Red - St. Vincent 7. Never Gonna Leave This Bed (Acoustic) - Maroon 5 8. You Are The Blood - Castanets 9. Everlasting Light - The Black Keys