Bent on hell, fresh out of the white wing, loony bin, looking for love, meaning to sin, curse my fathers who twisted my mother, knowing the shape I was in, seeking fresh flesh to press against; you won't know me and I promise to never recognize you nor find you on Facebook, piss that... I just want to hook without pay and wake up the next day and not have to look and be jacked by another and the nurse who bothers to get me my fix if I jump the fence and pledge my tricks to another. The bar you set was the one I slid down and your tongue was my cheek; the bottle made me young again and I. am. the. technique.
You and the Talking Walls
on the walls are shadows
that move within the night
they hear everything that happens
and cover any light.
if you're walking by the wall
and whispers follow you
you'll know the walls are listening
they talk back to you, too.
the bits you kept as secrets
from your precious mom and dad
are screaming from those shadows
and you should feel bad.
your sisters and your brothers
will suffer when you're gone
but the things the walls have talked about
will continue on and on.
make sure you have no sad regrets
and have a frabjous day
just hold your hands upon your ears
it's only lies, they say.
I have been chosen by my people to welcome you and explain to you the meaning of Independence. I will do my best, though it is something I, myself, have found somewhat elusive. We equate Independence with freedom and in our writings we often mention happiness. Our first experiences with this concept happen soon after birth, when we learn to walk and can escape; when we can talk and begin to say one of our first words: "No."
Going to school further defines Independence for us when we find ourselves in a new world, one uninhabited by our parents/guardians and they never really know what goes on in our lives, for a minimum of 13 years. Somewhere in adolescence we gain a major freedom with the Independence of the Holy Driver's License and life takes on a new meaning. As we grow older, however, we find ourselves less Independent, chained to bank accounts; student loans; marriages that are sometimes not what we imagined; children who must mature and discover their own Independence; retirement funds that occasionally disappear, creating even less Independence.
You will find, my dear visitors that many things prohibit Independence: being a child; being a woman; being of a particular shade of skin; speaking certain languages; wearing certain clothing and headdresses; having different levels of speech and physical abilities and sometimes a combination of these things.
We do encourage the Expression of Independence but we do ask that it is not done too loudly, or with too much color, that in many places it must fit in with customs and cultural senses.
We celebrate a political Independence today in the place you have arrived. It involves blowing things up to light up the skies and makes noise to frighten animals, babies and causes many species, such as our birds, the beings who can fly, to leave their homes permanently, therefore giving them an Independence of a different kind.
Thank you for listening to my humble speech, I hope I have made some sense to you and welcome.