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— Become the thing you c/are

To expand,

Body or ego

To expand,

By taking in all you can consume — you can’t believe how much you ate, knowing we consume the thing we are told we should. Be.

To expand,

In the things you can do based on what you consume, a New Romantic. Which becomes a process — to consume fast enough you don’t even chew, and meals stack unto the foundation of the ‘I,’ consumption being a moodscape of the self.

To expand,

No matter what words I say, they were bought for a dime a day — in revanche, for my smiling face I’m buried in hypocrisy, to look like a pink and innocent toy, acte clair — the good guy, a pillow for those in need to lie on, but instead bequeathing labor, when working hard is just a yarn that was told, to those not too old in the brain to mold –

petty, letty, jetty, you know it was all a fantasy land, you know consumption is limited to everything to –

— Become the thing you h/ate

Michael T. Smith
Michael T. Smith is an Assistant Professor of English who teaches both writing and film courses. He has published over 100 pieces (poetry and prose) in over 50 different journals. He loves to travel.