Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Nihilists, Naturalism, & The Use Of Negative Space

The inside of an egg shell is bland,
Blank,
And nearly always done in beige's dull cousin
"Eggshell white."

Neo-cubist art breaks the monotony and makes a statement--
Hip coolness with a leaven of irony.

The occupant of the egg floats in thick suspension,
Dreaming of the day when she will have
Fangs,
Wings,
Terrible claws,
And a Louis Vuitton bag.

Then comes the sharp crack,
The fall,
The griddle,
And a return to white.
Remember all of this the next time you sop up yolk with an edge of toast...

You slayer of dreams,
Destroyer of art,
Murderer.

_____

15 comments:

Sioux said...

Okay, is this what you got as you ate your breakfast? Really?

Shay, I seriously dislike you. (The line about the Louis Vuitton bag made me smile...but then I remembered your brilliance over an egg-covered plate, and got pissed again.)

Lynn said...

Dang - I'll think about this every time I eat an egg now. :)

Hannah Stephenson said...

Yikes! I love the opening.

I'm a vegetarian, and people are always asking me how I can eat eggs if I'm a vegetarian (they aren't fertilized).

But they are still artful, and I think that's what you're saying here (I can tell you're not being literal).

Daryl said...

OY ..

ellen abbott said...

Oh, I may never be able to eat an egg again.

hedgewitch said...

I won't spoil your artistic construction by insinuating that most people don't have access to fertilized dragon eggs for breakfast, just applaud your ever-fertile imagination and your ability to see the egg from the inside out. (I had an annoying vegetarian friend, back before the word veggan existed, who told me she couldn't believe I would eat chicken embryos...I said I saw no reason why the chicken's age should made a difference. ;_) )

Brian Miller said...

saving the world from one more louis vuitton carrier at a time...i like mine runny...with a side of slaughtered squeeler...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

You are too wickedly good. And I love it!

Mama Zen said...

And, don't get me started on your bacon!

Cloudia said...

what a vision!




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HermanTurnip said...

"Hip coolness with a leaven of irony"

Wow. Can I use this as the title to my next book?

Gabriella Moonlight said...

I don't eat eggs for this reason, I am murdering chickens when I do...weird but since I was a kid and had chickens and raised them..YUP, that's what I see.

Wicked post, I love the sidebar: douche equis...LMAO

Gabarama

Kim Nelson said...

Neo-cubists make some of my favorite statements. But then... so do eggs.

haikulovesongs said...

i didn't eat eggs for 2 years after high school biology and i still want them cooked.all.the.way.through. i won't eat dragon or ostrich eggs, though.

if i had an imagination like yours and the writing talent you have, i'd....well, i don't know what i'd do, but it sure as hell would be better than what i'm doin' now.

you rock and roll, baby! ♥ dani

Lolamouse said...

Only you could make the statement that the inside of eggs is eggshell white and make it seem hilarious and brilliant all at once!