three cheers
November 7, 2012

by Elexa Rose

 

three cheers for the individual
that spray painted giant genitalia
on the side of the bus shelter
that i stand underneath every single day.
never before have i seen a pair of bollocks
not only large than my head
but also at the same height.
i can peek through their outline
like a porthole
or a frame for the rest of the world.

three cheers for the individual
that smoked a blunt behind the lecture block.
that small space near the bins
that i use as a short-cut to keep on time.
now everyone can do the same.
i couldn’t have hoped to spread the word
more thoroughly.

and three cheers for the kid who first yelled
FUCK IT.
and we did.
because without that kid i guess i would care more
about every ball sack i see
and every red-eyed stoner
and every walk of shame through the corridor.
fuck it, none of us care any more.

Television
August 28, 2012

by Elexa Rose

i hate it when people
constantly
talk when watching films
or programs on the T.V.
talk and forget or miss
what’s really happening.
they talk to these people
pretend they are real.
care more for their lives than
their own.

i hate watching people
watching T.V.
their faces become wasted
and dead.
contorted by an unrelenting
stream of faked stimuli.
scripted words,
practiced postures
and endless take after take
just so we can sit and talk over it.
and forget what we just saw.

With Diction
December 7, 2011

by Elexa Rose
 
You crack
like the spine
of a fresh book.
 
Ripples in the air
prepare us
for the shatter.
 
Quiet now –
I can taste the fear
that’s all over your face.
 
Hush, small child.
It’s no time to cry.
Be brave.
 
Running from bright
television screens.
A better place
 
awaits us.
A whole new world,
filled.

Day 19. What do I think of religion and/or politics?
November 23, 2011

~Thirty Days of Truth Challenge (http://hope.gr/30-days-of-truth/)~

I’ll keep this short and sweet. Fine, I don’t care if you are religious, I really don’t, but personally, I hate it, I hate the whole idea of it. And I particularly hate it when people use it to make decisions, like for instance about their view on homosexuals, abortion or divorce. But like I said, people can live their life how they like. I just don’t agree with it. But I won’t impose my views on you, if you don’t impose your views on me. And this doesn’t count as imposing because I didn’t write these questions. Politics. Politicians are unreasonable and do not make decisions for the greater good. No, our government is not terrible, but it’s far from perfect and it COULD be much better. I am not going to dwell on this question.