Art Goes Here by Libby Rindal
Sleep is the ultimate recovery position. After the pain of the waking life there are dreams to soothe anguish. Everybody’s dreams are a bit different. Common themes exist however. Begging to demons only happens in real life. In the dream world demons can be defeated. Real life requires some deals with the devil, the demon’s immediate supervisor. Those interactions are kept to a minimum for the good ones. Bad ones have entirely different coping mechanisms.
Water burns off the sobriety. Smokers are smokestacks. They are part of the whole smoking-industrial complex. Every cloud of smoke brings a new amount of feeling. Exhaling in general brings out feeling. Cigarettes only extenuate those feelings. Hence this is why so many EMO kids smoke all the time. EMO kids breathe and want to see their feelings simply dissipate away.
Laundry is an important part of life. Every time the laundry piles up there is a reason. Of course laziness is usually the main reason. Distance is another. Many are unfortunate with their proximity to a Laundromat. A small (yet vocal) few prefer to wallow around in their own filth. Seeing the souls of clothes and times past does have a certain ‘connection’. There is a reason pairs of jeans are typically washed only a few times a year, if that. Jeans are the skanks of the wardrobe.
Paint chip fall from the walls. Unfortunately paint chips are not suitable for human consumption despite their usage of the word ‘chip. The word ‘chip’ is a lie. Walls lie to people. Coats of paint let people down as they fall down on the residents. As the paint chips fall the heart falls deep into itself. Hearts possess a concave shape. Unknown geographies of the heart have never been mapped. Those fortunate enough to have heart maps tend to forget what happened the last time. Lucky few have the heart maps memorized and know where they are on the map.
Cocoons attract. Beds are made for cocoons. Various bedding styles can be employed for any bedroom. With a simple twist boring ordinary blankets can protect the sleeper from the world. This is critical. Protection from ills is important. Reality brings too many problems. In dream worlds there are no problems that can’t be solved. Nothing means anything in the dream world. Hence the things are perfect by design. Problems within the dream world are illuminated with the cruel harsh light of reality and the blasting of an alarm, an AM radio set to static.
Dogs are man’s best friends. Cats are killers. When a person dies their cats eat them. It is an unwritten rule. Seemingly disinterested in the world during their owner’s life, in death cats love the human jerky they gnaw upon. Cats don’t care. After cats are done eating the rotting remains of their owners they take a nap for they have no morals. The devil loves cats. Looking at a cat eat a dead person is beautiful to the devil. The devil is an aging YUPPIE living alone in an aging townhouse working an office job.
Ghosts kiss people all the time. Ghosts are a little turned on by life. During a typical person’s dream they are kissed by five ghosts, groped by two, and dry-humped by one. There’s not much to do in the afterlife. In that way it is not dissimilar to real life.