On Thursday, November 18th, Straylight Magazine hosted an Open Mic Night in The Den at UW Parkside. Between performances, the audience and hosts worked together to create this exquisite corpse poem:
I walked outside
And I smelled smoke.
It filled my lungs and made me choke
Breathing became more difficult by the minute
I laid down, I had reached my limit
Thinking you could hold me and touch the spirit
Knowing that I have you, has helped me go through it.
I’m just kidding. You make me feel sick. I hate you.
I hate you but I love you and I don’t know what to do
When you’re with me you always should love me so fuck you if you don’t
Sometimes I want to scream because I’m drowning in the world’s negativity
But then I remember I have floaties
The floaties bring me to some boaties
Poseidon and I smoke some seaweed and vibe
Climate change activists are baffled by me
They are intimidated by my power
And by my immense stature
I tower over them, and they beg
On your knees, I say, hands to the sky
And ask God to forgive me for these words