"I, Monster" c/p

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Registered: 06-13-1999
"I, Monster" c/p
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Tue, 01-25-2011 - 10:00pm

I, Monster

My scissors are too big for delicate work.
Obsessed with cutting out eyes
from glamour magazines:
pink-shadowed, mega-lashed, bronze-tinged.
It’s all I do now — my life’s work.
Ice forms a silver-blue block
around my house.
The gutters collapse, the chimney falls in,
and when I look out
the windows

"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens

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Registered: 01-28-2000
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 10:40am

The more times I read this, the more it has an Edward Scissorhands feel it, only with slightly smaller scissors.

How much of a monster can you be, frozen inside an ice palace, with only eyes from

"glamour magazines:
pink-shadowed, mega-lashed, bronze-tinged"

and

"Subscription offers,
furs and leathers, perfumes and parrot-tail jewels"

to search for the advancing mob?

I'm more worried about little girls who dismember their Delicate Damsel dolls, who behead their Barbies,, than someone who only uses clumsy scissors on paper images.

Should we be more worried about a woman(?) obsessed with cutting out paper eyes

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Registered: 07-15-2000
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 12:40pm

Pat, this sounds like a severe case of cabin fever----given the weather you've been having, the silver-blue block around your house and how much longer will this last (the snow that is)

Rose

Poetry contains almost all you need to know about life

--Josephine Hart

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Registered: 06-13-1999
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 12:53pm

Rose, I went totally surrealist with this one ... probably caused by cabin fever.

"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
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Registered: 06-13-1999
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 12:57pm

Roberta, I adore you.

"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-28-2000
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 3:09pm

Well, since you asked for nits to be picked, and you're going

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-15-2003
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 6:19pm

Hmmm... You are becoming the monster, trapped in the house, by choice, no?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-1999
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 6:52pm
I'm not sure, Rae. I am a monster / am I a monster, referring of course to the cutter. Am I prisoner / Am I warden? Judging by the confusion, I may need to rethink the title. TY, hon!
"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-13-1999
Thu, 01-27-2011 - 7:01pm

Thank you from the bottom of my dark heart, Roberta.

"It is with a strange malice / That I distort the world." -- from The Weeping Burgher by Wallace Stevens
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Mon, 01-31-2011 - 12:17am

No critique...I've just missed reading you. Kristi

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Registered: 05-13-2000
Mon, 01-31-2011 - 10:25am

Balloon Bouquet!

Embrace change.

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