“Hot Wheels” (The Classic Story of How You Put Your Foot in Your Mouth…)

He is so enamored with a woman who can turn his faults into origami,

lend him a folding chair when at times the morale picnic has agreed to badminton birdies and all

he longs

to do is sit with his face in his hands, peaking through his shakes;

makes a church steeple with two index fingers

so she might

return

with cold water for his frogs.

Everything is croaking,

she says

and he nods,

troubled over 

which bridges have been washed out by rising water,

which words to use,

urgently. . . 

listens for mating songs; 

tuning out

the way 

she describes where the cremated remains will be scattered.

He insists there is a Hallmark Movie about Cleopatra,

the Roller Derby Queen,

and when she loses her glass slippers, she can’t help

falling

head over heels

for all that glitters is gold.

The Chet Faker “Gold” (Music Video) is being posted featured by Bitter Sweet Place, a Fleeting He(art) Gallery for No Commercial Purpose. You can support The Artist (official music video for Gold, taken from Chet Faker‘s debut album ‘Built On Glass’) by Getting it now on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/BuiltOnGlass Director: Hiro Murai, Producer: Kimberly Stuckwisch, Executive Producer: Danielle Hinde, DP: Larkin Seiple, Production Designer: Maxwell Orgell, Stylist: Elise and Chris Velasco, Choreographer: Ryan Heffington, Skaters: Appleusa McGlynn, April Corley, Candice Heiden
“Hot Wheels (The classic story of how you put your foot in your mouth)” mixed media collage by Katie-Rae Jean featured by Bitter Sweet Place, a fleeting He(art) Gallery, January 2020.

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