Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Jesse S. Mitchell



Pitchfork and the Wicked Twirl



“Surrealism is the magical surprise of finding a lion in the wardrobe when you were sure of finding shirts”- Frida Kahlo

Most of this life is prophylaxis,
Most of this life is percentage points,
Most of this life is prophecy
And most of this life is future tense
And most of this life is over…
Over 
Over
Gone forever ever ever…
Most of this life is nighttime
Most of life is thousands of stars
Most of this is “get behind me Satans”
Most of this life is mayhem
But I cannot stand movement
Over
And over
Again.
Much of this life is whirling iron
Much of this life is spin, spin, spin
Much of this life is molten rock
And animated film, reel to reel,
Over 
And over 
Again.
Most of this life is staying alive
Most of this life is disease.
Most of this life is picking the right words to hear,
Most of this life is arcade knives
And ugly spires at night
And drip dry sheets
And most of this life is water
Cutting open the ribcage shore
Most of this life is skeleton bones/keys
Most of this life is bleeding out
And most of this is static radio
And television shows, cigarette burns
And much of this life is growing thin.
Over 
And over 
Again.

“No one has his feet on the earth among all this bunch of coo coo sons of bitches of the surrealists”
-Frida Kahlo

2 comments:

Jenny said...

Sharp and great rhythm. Very beat.
Thanks for posting, Jesse.

Ande said...

This is very intense. Good.