humani-vore-ing (a tonal drawing written in poetic form)


“so what’s wrong with you now!”
dis gnaw’n on’me! dat’s what’s wrong
“no way you’re just imagining things!”
i aint imagining a goddamn thing!
“all right then where’s your proof! huh!
“Yeah! it’s because of what you’re doing wrong!”
‘cause of what !I’M! doing wrong!
“nobody else here’s complaining ‘bout bleeding
so what else can it be! but i’ll tell you what . . .
if you’ll just calm down and act more civilized
i’ll tell you exactly what you need to be doing”
and who in the hell you ‘spose to be!
“the one you need to be listening to right now!
anyway . . . early somewhere in the morning
when you standing there in the mirror”
how a body be stand’n in a damn mirror!
listen! . . . you just be telling the rest of us
what you’re feeling like you’re seeing”
‘spose i say’n i aint see’n nothing
aint no body else gon be there
so how you gon know if i’m lying!
“what do you think we all be saying then
‘bout what we’re feeling like we’re seeing
when we’re standing there too
because you caint be saying nothing
about nothing except nothing! . . .
now aint you got some damn nerve
here acting all out in our pretending
whining loud invisiblizing like all us all
running scared lubricating hallucinating
try’n to hide here in behind
all this seeming that we’re doing
Who In The Hell Do Think You Are!


Copyright © 2016 Asili Ya Nadhiri

One thought on “humani-vore-ing (a tonal drawing written in poetic form)

  1. It is possible to read the lines in boldface from “humani-vore-ing” as a deepeneding message from a political candidate. Ah, how the noises of the world warn the wise.

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