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“Still Night” + “Two” by Liz Parker

Spoken word poetry, written and performed by Liz Parker. Still Night Two Transcripts still night: i ask you to gratify me; satisfy me don’t be alarmed by me don’t cower from my embrace – just because you can’t face the extreme struggle and force exertion required to lift my unearthly body when i have fallen – just because i have a thousand year’s worth of thoughts in my head and a thousand year’s worth of stones weighing me down. i ask you how it is possible that my heavy heart doesn’t fall straight through the roof on which i sit; your only answer is that when i lose my mind to the stars and i lose my being to the universe, my unconscious sincerity insists upon pointing out the irony in the way that humans think they’re supposed to be sane. each visible silhouette screams to be noticed and pretends to be as vital to our mental image as the background, just as each troubled teen grasps frantically for a connection and a lover and …