But generously, we give:
No girl we do not assault
With song or poetry,
No butterfly we do not pin down
In a glass case of emotion – our emotion,
We play paparazzi to the landscapes
Plastering our faces and their beauty
On our profiles. We see the sun-sparkled waterfront
And conquer it – For everything
The light touches is our kingdom.
We gorge on the beautiful
Like a breakfast buffet, licking crumbs
Off our fingers, leaving the wrappers behind.
We expect the beautiful to stand
With the serenity of statues,
While we shit on them like pigeons.
We love the beautiful things so much
We do not let them be.
© 2021 Jewish Young Professional
Movie quotes used (dVerse):
“Beautiful things don’t ask for attention.” – The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, 2013
“I’m in a glass case of emotion.” -Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, 2004 (slightly modified)
“Everything the light touches is our kingdom.” – The Lion King, 1994