Warning

[Inhale]

 

Warning…..the world is collapsing, and there is nothing you can do to stop it….as you scroll through your Facebook wall, hyper-mediated narratives tell flash headlines, Mumia is in critical condition, Call Now!, another hashtag memorial, insert cat video for distraction…..bombings in Yemen always accompanied by images of women….never men….masculine frailty doesn’t conjure the same image in the Western progressive imaginary, besides there are binaries to uphold. Instead exoticized images of women….more form than image….bodies in vibrant colors that direct attention to the eyes….bodies on display for consumption under the guise of representation…..the violence of representation, where form becomes fetishized. [there is pain in your body]

 

Warning…..the world is collapsing, and there is nothing you can do to stop it….you reflect on this as you sip yerba mate….typing these notes on your MacBook….and seeing instagram notifications pop up on your smartphone….the material world is violence…you actively support this violence, these are things you need to function…..because austerity is a white notion….it is the privilege of venturing into poverty…what they know about playing that careful game of checking your bank account every few hours to see if moneys come in….the $20-in-your-bank-account, stress that sits in your chest when the rent is due…the shame that follows when you feel like you just can’t get it together. [you are disassociating, there is a thunder storm in your mind]

 

Warning……the world is collapsing, and there is nothing you can do to stop it….the world is breaking open, people are waking up…..i hear it in the revolutionary wisdoms grandmammas are droppin’ on megabus conversations……street corner philosophies, and the lucidity of the unseen, the unheard……its pillars are becoming shaky as we light fire to their order….we pronounce their logic, ill…..it is a sickness….a dis(ease) that has been drug resistant….. but we’re using home grown healing, knowledge passed down from our communities….the reclaiming of histories and imaginaries….we revel in the absurdity of their world….smiling and talking shit are what stops us from self harm….time is a colonial construct and its running out…..[you feel your heartbeat]

 

Warning……the world is collapsing, and there is nothing you can do to stop it

 

[exhale]

Advertisements

One thought on “Warning

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s