A Flight of Ideas: David and Louise

David weighs 300 pounds but thinks he’s a skinny woman
named Louise.

David’s face squirms on his skull like a snake shedding its skin.

It’s a side effect of his meds.

David draws Louise on his belly with lipstick so everyone else
will see her.

Louise is a sage young woman with wise advice.

Louise thinks I should forget about Nurse Judy and fuck a
slab of liver.

One day Louise said she was pissed about her face and hated
the man that owns it.

I said I’d ask for more cogentin but Louise wanted David to ask.

I decided to slice David’s face so Louise could get some rest.

I told Judy about it in the dining room and realized I was trapped
in the movie, Possessed.

If this is hard to understand try being me.

I am also a face; an amorphous face that doesn’t exist.

You are here because you want to be here:

SO WHY BLAME ME FOR WHAT YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND?

Perhaps I’m a homeless old man raving in the back
of a crowded city bus.

But you’ve paid to see this so why are you complaining?

And if you’re not complaining, why not?

Digital painting of a face iin shadows, based on a VR photo of an avatar
I am also a face; an amorphous face that doesn’t exist

(c) Rob Goldstein 2017 All Rights Reserved.