The Day in the Life of a Penny
Made this in high school with the help of my buddies <3
I won an award for this short video too :)
I am so glad my friend Aaron was a part of this, we all miss you dearly
is the ability to see past and through things (not to the bottom but to the perpetually layered, insignificant core) and the corresponding inability (/reluctance/refusal) to take seriously the same things (/”nihilism”) a symptom of
(we’re thinking not just that, but…. )
is the reversal simple as a matter of perception? turn insignificance into casual miracle? struggling with concepts these days
what kind of labyrinth is this
that we’re constructing, through talking?
A proud new dad sits down to have a drink with his father
"Well son, now that you’ve got a kid of your own, I think it’s time to give you this"
"Dad, you don’t mean-"
"Yes son, I do" *Dad pulls out copy of 1001 Dad Jokes, 5th Edition*
"Dad… I’m honoured…", he says, tears sparkling in his eyes.
"Hi honoured", replies his father. "I’m dad".
i cried for three months straight,
bent over the sink
full of dishes at work,
driving east on division until
it wound into unlit forest,
sitting up in bed afternoons
watching videos of
stevie nicks in the seventies—
her arms flowing out
like silk ribbons under the stage
lights, the way lindsey
always looked at her
while she was looking straight ahead
i was a slit maple, all this
desperate love seeping out
on the surface of me
what do i have
to show for that, now?
hyacinths begin to unfurl
all through the neighborhood
today you liked a picture of me
from my birthday, i’m posing
with some wooden
penguin cutouts at the zoo
for a couple of minutes i got lost
trying to look at myself
the way i think you
always looked at me
like some pane of glass
that you can see yourself in
then in the morning
you can see straight through it