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Play

the obstinate choice
is saying yes
when you mean no
to something that was never meant
to be a part of you
because you are afraid
of the alternative
which you have not allowed
yourself to discover
yet
sometimes you need to be
in a seemingly pointless
situation
vegged out on
sounds of life
than stuck in a room
watching gamma rays
hoping your cancer will disappear
instead of getting up
walking
going out
and being a part of the resistance
to everything insane
making humanity clear
by your mere
presence and participation
in the rhythm of life
that tries so hard to be heard
the sense
in the nonsense
the sound
in the noise
able to perceive the good things
marking them
drawing a circle around them
protecting them
helping them to become
bigger
stronger
more important to
more people
who can only perceive
and understand
the rhythm
of chaos
hating everything
outside of their rules
made to protect themselves
from the unknown alternative
scared of everything
that has its own rhythm
bending over bowls
peering into them
never testing to see
if they have a sound
those people
the ones who take
an instrument apart
to see what it is
instead of playing it

IKEA


IKEA makes me think
of gambling
I sit down to play
with a machine
without instructions
without real instructions
like
how it’s really, really supposed
to go
like
if I really wanted to do this
really well
who would I have to be
how many hours
would I have had
to take
to get as far as
mastering a thing
before me
a thing before me
is glass
and it will break
as any rules can be applied
nothing is unbreakable
the scariest thing
is the thought of so many pieces
of
sharp things
that you can kind of see
and you can kind of feel
but not really feel until
it’s all the way in
and it hurts
and you feel disgusted
like
you tricked me
you slid right in
you inserted yourself
and to pull myself out
from being on top of you
or you in me
I have to pull
from both sides
you see
everything that is together
wants to be together
unless they’re not
so
how can I really say that IKEA
is tricking me or not
because they made it
the way it’s supposed to be
and who am I to question
but just do what I’m told
and maybe I’ll win
and maybe I just won’t get it
and then of course
there is also the maybe
I might
make my own thing
and make other people
play me
being me
I mean
see
you can only win,
lose,
or
play
and
once you win or lose
it’s over