Gods of the Plague

Take 1

I want you
to stare into the camera
as if you were burning
a hole through paper

Stand over there
by that bare white wall
and see if you can make
me feel something
unexpected
and sad

Take 2

I need you
to let my assistants
unbutton your shirt
button by button

Stay indifferent
as they pull your pants
down then lie on the bed
as if no one were in it
or ever will be
or ever was


Aside from an ongoing obsession with R. W. Fassbinder, Drew Pisarra blogs about Korean movies weekly at koreangrindhouse.blogspot.com and has been staging Gertrude Stein plays for nearly twenty years. He is the recipient of grants from the Regional Arts & Culture Council, the Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and the Brooklyn Arts Commission.


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