David weighs 300 pounds but thinks he’s a skinny woman
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?
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