i made a video for a poem that i wrote titled ‘i will write a nature poem about feeling grateful for my mouth’
i will write a nature poem about feeling grateful for my mouth by Gabby Gabby
Mouths are important. We use them all the time. Every day I wake up and eat food. Food controls me. The amount of food I consume is proportionate to how I feel. Lately I have been trying harder to eat better. Right now I do not have control over everything or even that much. Inanimate pieces of food are the only things I can care about and simultaneously digest. I have food memories about little pieces of raspberry hard candy my Grandmother gave me. Grandmothers get access to unknown stores of delicious, nostalgic candy. I can’t wait until I’m elderly. I want candy to eat that makes me remember my childhood. Want candy that makes me realize ‘it wasn’t so bad being a kid. I was a good kid.’ Make me reflect on my entire life in tiny drops of sugar.
Gabby’s poem gives me the impression of those memories. First, there’s the music. The music is extraordinarily peaceful. Wonder who the artist is. It is sweet, slow-moving and emotional. I really like the song. This is my emo music. As the beautiful music plays Gabby’s voice appears to melt onto the sweet tunes. Maggots live in the water. That’s gross. Happy she is not a big fan of nature. Next to her is a Korean couple who perceive things differently than her. Wish that couple wrote a poem about it too for ‘compare and contrast’.
I need to mention the visuals. Gabby plays with a blanket for the video. That’s it. Sometimes the blanket is stable. Other times it is fluttering away. A few times the blanket eats Gabby. When that happens I scream out ‘No blanket, spit out Gabby!’ The blanket complies. Happy bed coverings do not digest Gabby. My favorite parts are the few moments where we see Gabby underneath the blanket. It reminds me of the middle part of ‘Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind’. Love the part where Joel keeps on kissing her saying she’s beautiful. It is one of the few times we get to see a truly tender moment between the two of them, the perfect moment. Then it’s gone. I like that movie a lot because I am emo.
Feel everything comes together really nicely. It isn’t a long poem. The video is only two minutes long. Music adds to it. Gabby controls her voice. Pretty sure VIMEO exists for videos like this one. I am happy to see more of Gabby’s videos seeing the light of day. Let’s hope she transcribes this for others to share on Tumblr forever.