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I'm Not Afraid of The Dark

Why Godzilla is Not Very Nice

*FOR JASON SPIRO

FOR YEARS
THEY HAVE PAINTED SICK PICTURES OF
THE WORLD, OF THOSE THEY ESTEEM INFERIOR
AND OF THEMSELVES

ARROGANTLY THEY DECLARE THEY DOMINATE THE PLANET

BUT WE KNOW BETTER
DON’T WE
O SHARP BRIGHT TEETH?

(COLD SCREAMING MOUTH AGAPE)

TONIGHT
WHEN WE RISE FROH THE DEPTHS OF THE DEEP BLACK WAVES

WE SHALL RE-EDUCATE THE NAKED APES
WE’LL TEACH THEM THEY ARE ALL EQUAL

FOR NEXT TO US THEY ARE THE SAME SORRY EXCUSE
FOR DESTRUCTION
THEY’VE ALWAYS BEEN…

AND ONCE WE DESTROY
THEIR CONCEIT AND ARROGANCE
BY ERODING AWAY THEIR CITIES,
BY POISONING THEM WITH PLEASURABLE EXCESS
BY STRIPPING AWAY THEIR NEED TO NARROWLY DEFINE
AND BY BLURRING THEIR BOUNDARIES AND BORDERS

THEY’LL COME TO APPRECIATE PROFOUNDLY
WHAT A WOUNDED, SORRY, BITCHY LOT
THEYA ALL REALLY ARE.

I’M NOT AFRAlD OF THE DARK #72
POETRY INSPIRED BY GODZILLA SERLES#2
20 MAY 1998

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