Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Which Princess Are You?

Photo by Christopher Jobson for Colossal
The princesses of Dismaland
are dismayed
by their company's poor marketing strategies
and lackluster consumer demand

is desperately seeking a hook-up
She checks her phone constantly
disappointed by the dearth of hot guys

Snow White Lives Matter Too
thinks she's socially conscious
and not at all racist
but just doesn't get it

escaped her country on a crappy little boat
filled with convicts and the mentally ill
and nearly drowned in toxic waste-filled water

is a brilliant artist
She is addicted to heroin
and will eventually be found dead in the Castle

Belle Jarre
is quite melancholy
and wanders the park 
with her head in an oven

Chip and Dale
two washed-up ex-strippers
try to enliven the girls by offering lap dances
There are no takers

Even Pluto
the princesses' favorite pet
can't help cheer them up 
Corporate deemed him no longer a character

He now sits outside the gates
howling at passers-by
and begging for scraps.

submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Tuesday Platform 


Kerry O'Connor said...

What a great encore to the Dismaland prompt! I laughed out loud at you descriptions, while admiring the cutting edge of social commentary. Very entertaining on all counts.

Gail said...

It was a sad place and you have echoed that beautifully here.

brudberg said...

Oh you caught it so well... You might just as well ask yourself if the princesses are trailer park queens ..

Maude Lynn said...

Belle Jar . . . oh, this is brilliant!

Anonymous said...

Ha, funny on one level and biting on another just as good wit should be.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Wow! Forgive the profanity, but this was fucking brilliant. Green, enviable brilliant. I'm plotzing this is so good. Orale, this is a home run.

Marcoantonio Arellano (Nene) said...

Yay!!! quite entertaining.


Marian said...

No one wants a lap dance from Chip & Dale? C'mon!
Love this, well done.

Fireblossom said...

Belle Jarre!