Manifesto!

come out
of the darkness,
child,
heave a hearty
ho &
scream!
as the full, falling body of Disco screamed;
as the 80’s devour’d itself, a
sweating, blackclad, can-
cantankerous beast;
scream &
quell the fire within my own swelling
nylon breast, quell me;
quelle beast.

scream!
as the huge sweatshirt-clad cheerleader screamed;
as the B-movie sorority underwear model screamed;
as the advertisements
on the billboards
out
of the windows
on
our ascending descending entering leav
ing re-entering, rolling
across the highway in bright silv
er beasts like sc-arabs
screamed;
as the heart of the darkest, darkest
sweaty dark heart of victory
at the heart of every
smart young woman in
our beautiful, dying,
dutiful continent
screamed.

Mallory O’Donnell, 2002

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