(PDF KINDLE) [Why Things Burn Poems] Ì Daphne Gottlieb

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  • Why Things Burn Poems
  • Daphne Gottlieb
  • English
  • 28 June 2020
  • 9781887128650

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Read Why Things Burn Poems Why Things Burn Poems Characters À PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Daphne Gottlieb For many performance poets the simple act of writing down the words can kill a poem's spirit. This collection of poetry was a uick read Gottlieb s work is sometimes feminist empowering even with subjects as varied as rape gaylesbian Cinderella Barbie conjoined twins suicide race and even love poems Her style leans towards experimental which sometimes works for me and sometimes doesn t A few examples of her workyou never forget your firstout of town boy junior high school party just 14 vodka drinks things i don t remember vodka drinks english beat she said will you remember said i ll never forget you the next day in the hall at school you told me you were a state hurdler you told everyone i was easy never saw you againyou left me a secret ripped stockings passed out bloody legs vomiting in a pink bathtub your name bruisesyou hugged me in the hall you told everyone i was easy i d rather be easy than rapedi came to with no clothes no clothes were thick enough wearing shame for underwear i shoved the bloody stockings into the bathroom trashapologized to the host for messing up the bathroom and left you were already gonei pushed at the bruises trying to remember your touchonce the hangover and internal injuries were healed i had nothing to remember my first time with except sexi bruised my way through thousands of fucks snake charming men out of their pants looking for another rapist like you so i could do it again so i could do it betterfound another one he led me by the hand into a dark room at a party i punched him in the throat and got away he wasn t youthe bruises you left bone deep fossils of your desire it s better to be irresistible than rapedif you hadn t wanted me so badly you would have done it so gentle like candlelight i know it i know if you hadn t needed me so violently you could have waited until i wasn t passed outyou could have given me rose sweet kisses i could have been your preteen penthouse playmate i would have said yes but you never asked and i couldn t speakdo you ever think of me the way i think of you was that your first time too you never forget your first rapistit s been 15 years i never touched you when you hugged me in the hall at school you were with another girl did you like her better never saw you againcome back so i can say yes this time do it again now that i know what to call what you didthis time i ll be ready i like it rough now and i m done with romance i never met another man who loved me so much at first sight he had to hurt me to do itkissing with the lights onYou told me you like my mouthYou want to kiss meMy mouth is a wound and youwant to kiss meBut you re likethat You want to goleaping over cliffs you want to godrinking poisonand then write pretty poems about it and all I want to do isfuck youYou want flowers and sonnets and usto be together until the end of the world and I djust like a blow job I d just liketo be friendsthat s what I d really likeSomething warm and snuggly like a friendshipand to fuck youThe flowers are going to die and the cliffs aregoing to erode and we might as well go fucksince we re going to anywayWe ll fuck and fight and eat and drink and smoke and fuck and smoke and fuck andget marriedAnd in six months from nowwe ll stop making the world stopto fuck each otherand one year from nowI ll get fat and you ll go bald andI ll take prozac and you ll take viagraI ll get obsessed with my biological clockand my careerand you ll get obsessed with your hairlineand your careerand two years from nowyou d rather watch reruns than fuck meand I d rather be drinking than fuck youso we ll drink in separate bars and one nightsomeone who likes my mouth will buy me a drinkthat drink will be attached to a handthere will be a human holding that drinkthe kind with earsand I will tell whoever it isall about youand how we used to forget to eat when we were in bed for three daysand your ears will be burning across townwhere you are telling whoever it is how I don t understand youand two years from now that girl with that drinkshe will nod that yes that I am nodding at you tonightthat nod that yes that means you re not coming homebecause just for a second the world has gone awaybecause just for a second there s someone who understands youand that night it will be her pretty mouth you wantand that night I will pass out at home alonewith a bottle that reminds me of usbecause it ll be emptybecause it ll be goneI will pass out waiting for youto comehomelistening to country music and I hatecountry music but I ll be feeling tragicit ll be the most romantic momentI ve ever had andI ll be aloneand you ll be across townwith that girl who right now is in high schooland right now I just met youand right now I think you should take me home and fuck mebecause it only gets uglier from herewe only get uglier from hereso take me to the edge of that cliff you loveand pour me a shot of your silky poisonyou can take this mouththis wound you wantbut you can t kissand make itbetterthe personal is politicalIt kills me the way the world isLiterallyI sat down to write about it about howevery 15 seconds a woman is battered in the United Statesabout how a woman is raped every 13 minutes about how1 in 8 women develops breast cancerand what I wrote wasI like youThis is a problem The world already hastoo many of those I already have too manyof thoseI sat down to write about howdesire and hate killed Matthew Sheppardand when I write desireI think of youI like youmy pen sprouts snuggly kittens and spring flowers andI hate myself for itI like you so much I had to havetherapy for itandI like you so muchI fucked other peopleto get rid of itand the weekend you went to disneylandI tried to grow mouse earsI tried to be your e ticketI tried to grow up to be your full service hotel except I won t throw you out for using bad words like they doso if you say oh fuck me oh god oh take meI ll take you back to bedI like you so much thisisn t in my agenda I like you so much but thisshould be a poem about breast cancerand I like you so much thisshould be a poem about genocideand I like you so much thisshould be a poem about ending capitalism smashing the state stating the obvious getting smashedto tell youI ll fuck capitalism and patriarchy and totalitarianismto get next to youI will deep throat my politicsI will get therapy that I won t need if you re near mebecause therapy and politics are all aboutmaking the world a little perfectwhen I close the door and it s you and methe world is a little perfectwhenever you smile at mein a world that doesn t offer many smilesthe world is a little perfectthe world is perfectwheneverI m with you

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Read Why Things Burn Poems Why Things Burn Poems Characters À PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Daphne Gottlieb Issues rape urban life and a host of other topics with the same power of her live performance. I started reading this collection of poems a few years back but never got around to finishing it I guess it just wasn t the time but I m glad I returned These poems are excellent searing and grounded in the inner realities of the heart and the outer realities of urban life which tends to be some of my favorite poetic and generally literary territory You can read the rest of my review here

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Read Why Things Burn Poems Why Things Burn Poems Characters À PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Daphne Gottlieb And energy Not so with Daphne Gottlieb In Why Things Burn Gottlieb tackles sexuality lesbian. Kay so I heard of this book by the commonly posted poem on the internet kissing with the lights on so I thought it d follow this trend but the majority of the book really doesn t reach me its just im an s and m rape victim feminist bi over sex drive thing and tries too hard to shock me Maybe I ll feel differently later and this usually happens when you have too high a hope for something And its annoying how theirs no way to tell if she s drawing from real experience or just from her imagination Probably a mixture of both Its like one of those albums where a song or 2 is catchy and put on the radio but the rest of the songs are filler Theirs a handful of good poems in their but you have to find them Also her stuff often reads like Slam Poetry It s be sick if she did that she d be so good I feel Salvo el crepúsculo usually happens when you have too high a hope for something And its annoying how theirs no way to tell if she s drawing from real experience or just from her imagination Probably a mixture of both Its like one of those albums where a song or 2 is catchy and put on the radio but the rest of the songs are filler Theirs a handful of good poems in their but you have to find them Also her stuff often reads like Slam Poetry It s be sick if she did that she d be so good I feel