26 April 2008

Writer's Island 4/26/08 "Outrageous"



Punked

by Constance


This is the face presented to the world, greasy, ambivalent,

acned, laced with metal bits. Attitude hurled forth, position

spewed, grace eschewed for statement. Pagan symbols drawn

from obscure cultures, ballpoint ink, sewing needle stippled

connect-the-dot tattoos.


A revolting revolution, urban insurgents, who long for upheaval

order anarchy from the Internet in hopes of a new rebellion

unaware, unknowing, or not caring of society’s lost interest

in rebels, regulated, related insurgents stick to network bites

of 30 seconds or less.


Topped by hair colored to paint chips, neon signs, new cars,

teased, tortured, this is the face. Mutiny outlined by hair struggling

to conceal the occupant below. A-frame, border-line, another time

unseen. What lies beneath will not be rejected, coerced, hijacked

by uniformity cravers.


This is the picture in the yearbook, the newspaper, the mugshot

eyes flint-chipped, they stare to a distance, unaware, to a different

future, one outside this town.

15 comments:

jadey said...

Excellent post. Nothing wrong with being who you are as long as you know who you are and what you stand for that is the most important thing. Great post.

Anonymous said...

looks like your prom picture.

anthonynorth said...

Great post. A statement of validity.

paisley said...

i find it most interesting that while i still feel as at odd with the world as i ever have,,, i look like someones mother... gone all the glitz and glam,, but the fires still burn just as bright on the inside.. sometimes i wonder,, if it isn't more menacing this way...

Constance said...

Jadey- The 'stranger' kids are usually far more interesting too...

Constance said...

Anon - At least I wasn't wearing bell bottoms!

Constance said...

Anthony - validity is such an interesting issue today.For kids and adults - who you think would be over that by now.

Constance said...

Paisley- I think you hit it. I look like someone's mother... but I sure don't feel like it inside...

Geraldine said...

This is excellent. Well written and very descriptive. I like your choice of words and how you've structured this work. Well done.

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Anonymous said...

Cyndi Lauper's sister,Constance Lauper?

Constance said...

Nah, purple's not a good color for me...

texasblu said...

Thought provoking! Who we are inside doesn't always reflect on the outside, does it?

Constance said...

geraldine - thanks. Of course now I want to rewrite it, after letting it sit a few days. :)

texasblu - sometimes the two aren't even related...

tumblewords said...

Good post! There's much to be read and learned in your writing -

Constance said...

tumblewords - thanks! I try to add some layers and meaning when I can. :)