An excerpt from a larger work comprising writing and performance that revisits and examines adolescent memories of suburban subculture.
Oak trees and whitetail deer in
Abundances we tame
Razed woods and ticky tacky
TV dins with the fam
Excess, the new convenience
Tinged with work ethic shame
Same teenage rage all summer
Restraint, virtue or sham?
Widescreen and lens flare evoke the epic or
mundane, point out our hero amongst mass-
produced hot dog buns. The popcorn-crunching
audience files in prepared for thrill,
everyone on their own path back home.
Well if you wanted honesty
call me a faggot one more time
I’m not OK trust me
middle school sucks
LOL smooths friend awkwardness