Sunday, February 7, 2010

Our Fragile Mental State: a digression

You see it too, don't you? Don't you?

It's not just us, right?

You see it there, in the art on the P.O.'s Burger and Root Beer sign. Just tell us you see it!

We were right about all those pigs, weren't we? All those pigs showing up again and again? A parade of duplicates, a nightmare of conformity.

We didn't make them up, did we?

And, sure, we see them when we shut our eyes. Sometimes they're hiding around corners, or under the tables in the cafeteria.

Or in the fogged-up mirror after we step out of the shower.

We've been doing this a long time.

We've seen a lot. We've seen too much. Every form of debasement. Ridicule. Contempt. The naked desire to find a helpless victim to kick. The whispered words that manage to make the kick feel like a kiss. We've seen it.

The point is, we know we're a little shaky lately. A little unreliable. We start at loud noises. A slammed door. A car horn. We're on edge.

But we're not crazy. Okay? You know? We still have a grasp on reality.

Just…

Just tell us you see it, too.

The smiling pig? In the hamburger patty and the tomatoes and the cheese and the lettuce?

Waiting. Lurking. Laughing.

That's a pig, right? He's in there, right?

5 comments:

stantoro said...

I totally see it. That doesn't mean you're not hovering on the edge of a suicidefood-induced freakout, though.

GloryBug said...

I didn't actually see a whole pig-face. What I saw was an impish snout peaking out from amongst the lettuce, like he was so eager to get eaten that he hid in the condiments and bun, just to trick us.

GloryBug said...

I didn't mean to imply he was high, I think I meant 'peeking'. But you'd have to be high to want to get eated that badly.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I wasn't sure if I was seeing an Orc from Lord of the Rings or a pig...you're right, it's a demented pig.

Cavall de Quer said...

Even if you were right round the bend, Suicide Food, you'd still be more sane than the omnivores........