Saturday, August 29, 2009

The Night School



In the night school,

lessons are available in

English grammar,

vivisection,

and the supernatural.


All classes are self-taught.

Ague,

sex,

and substance abuse of all kinds are strictly prohibited,

if nonetheless ubiquitous.


Come down this hallway.

Leave your little candle with the matron.

Leave everything you hold precious crammed inside your cubby;

the night janitor will get rid of it.

Learn to scream silently.

Learn to live without skin.

Learn poetry.

Learn poetry.

Learn poetry.


Such practices

do not belong above ground

among crowds,

in the commonplace glare of simple respectable daylight.

_______

11 comments:

Mama Zen said...

Yes, yes, yes!

dark wings said...

Count me in...what time does class start?

Riot Kitty said...

As usual, love it!

Pouty Lips said...

I'll skip the first semester. No cutting open frogs for me. I'll take the second semester of learn poetry, learn poetry, learn poetry.

FrankandMary said...

I audited night school for the ostracized once. Loved it.
~Mary

Fireblossom said...

At midnight of course, DW.

Pouty, no frogs. (Have you ever seen the movie "Foxfire", where Angelina saves the frog?) Ernest Hemingway said writing is easy...just sit in front of your typewriter and bleed. That's the vivisection I was getting at.

Scarlet said...

So THAT'S how you started!

Kay said...

Do I dare say, that one whom can find poetry in the light of day, must be constantly surrounded by the darkness of this place? Very 'cool'

Lou said...

Kinda like the school of hard knocks.

pheromone girl said...

One of my favorite!!!

Daryl said...

I hope this wasnt inspired by a dream .. or if it was that you got back to sleep and had a nicer one