In Defense of Snapchat

by Meg Ternes
painting by Alaina Latona

Context is a Catholic nun

Who's ruler and rules, rapped on daydream's wrists

Smart,

Dumbfounding blissful thoughts

Of the lowest (and highest) chakra.

It's not my fault

She's forgone her good parts

For the sake of Good. 

Which has only done so for sinners 

Suddenly Woke.

She is Shame and Grief,

She is hand of Self-Loathing, 

Strangling the fun out of everything.

Neither tender nor warm, exhilarated or aroused.

I ask you, Sister,

When last did your breath gasp in pleasure?

Your tensions ease into strong arms of impulse?

Your present actually Present,

And once finished, remembered fondly without further thought?

I can't assign penance, dear Context.

I see your eternal suffering,

And I,

Under ignorant bliss,

Have already started daydreaming once again.

 

 

Meg Ternes is a writer, DJ and general mischief maker residing in Seattle. She is ready for summer.

Alaina Latona