minute 15

lined up, disposed, conducted

chased, shaped, used

from one show to the next

I am being whipped into shape

I am being cut into shape

to be in good shape

to fit into a card board cut out of my former self

that used to be in bad shape

pushed, fractured, distorted

filling in for strangers

playing my part

portraying a second hand idea

excruciatingly acting as a first class

understudy of yesterdays expectations

in plastic shackles

blindfolded and tied

presented in a platinum cage

the dignified ass

too oblivious to run

too full to scream

and most certainly too well adjusted to provoke discomposure

lined up, disposed, conducted

Leonie Randolf