Give me a Labotomy

Give me a Labotomy

A Poem by Aimee Mahathy
"

Just how the media sickens me.

"

An ambling body of mannequins;

Our flesh was stripped off years ago

By cold and callous hands of strangers.


Little could we realize,

Blinded by glinting facades and promises

-of glasses half full,

All the while, we were the hunted

Whisperingly being told

     "You are in control."


A furry down advances

Across all of our starved backs,

Creating could-be fertile

Hills and valleys in our vertebrae,

To keep the shivers

-we don't have

At bay.


While bleating mesmerizing

Hymns to the statues

On capitol hill

We pay homage to our

Moral apocalypse.


Oh but what grand intentions,

     good intentions,

Were warped into wired

Conductors of loathing

That gnashed their electrical teeth

At our hearts until 

We were only shadows

Of individuals.


Bleating,

Bloated,

Blinded,

And broken-


Our fingers cannot unplug

The umbilical cord

Of the all powerful

Small Screen.


© 2010 Aimee Mahathy



Author's Note

Aimee Mahathy
Yeah, I realize this lacks all form... but whatever. I'm trying.

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i enjoyed the lack of form, it gave the piece more immediacy, like you had to scrawl the words out instead of meter out syllables or bother counting the lines of each stanza. the best genius is the sort that cannot be expressed in acceptable format, the sort that does not bend to conformity.

but you knew that already.

lovely last verse. all hail the all powerful small screen!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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sometimes it is pointless to think about form. your word choice over shadowed the lack of it anyway.

Posted 7 Years Ago


Form is overrated. I loved this piece and your word choice is exceptional. Long live the new flesh. This warped time of ours where beliefs are built on carefully edited video and smiling faces dripping of lies.

I cannot wait to read more of your work.

Posted 7 Years Ago


I love the variety of words and details i seem to get through out every line. Its a different type of style, but very enjyable and unique. Great job!

-Will

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

i enjoyed the lack of form, it gave the piece more immediacy, like you had to scrawl the words out instead of meter out syllables or bother counting the lines of each stanza. the best genius is the sort that cannot be expressed in acceptable format, the sort that does not bend to conformity.

but you knew that already.

lovely last verse. all hail the all powerful small screen!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

happy to see you are writing...and more.
I don't like this rating thing but I will come back to read more of your work.

Posted 7 Years Ago



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Aimee Mahathy
Aimee Mahathy

Bloomington, IL



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