Is it you?
the girl who knows lustful eyes are on her back
is it you?
talking to your female friends
when a man enters
you reveal your choice every time
the man comes first
women only afterward
is it you?
thinking they don’t notice
when your eyes drift
from female conversation
to a man’s deeper tone
as if attention were garnered toward
the male of the species alone
don’t you see? you put down women
with every favor you give a man over
and whilst you may say
no that’s not true I am an equal opportunist
an observer will note
the change and variance of your attention
you are a creature of men
owned by their regard
choosing them first in every scenario
the worth of women
it is surely what lets us down most
the value we place on each other
being less than the other gender
call me an old embittered dyke
biased in her choice
if you need to
but truth speaks
louder than worship
and I must ask
is this you?
73 thoughts on “Is this you?”
I love the colour changes in the clothes when they walk from room to room. His early movies from the 70’s and the eighties are his best.
Definitely. I think he did a series of films much alike in that visual splendor and metaphor and sexuality and disgust and obscure and viseral and overt. A good balance. I liked all of those of that period. Did you watch HANNIBAL when it was on TV or via Netflix? I find that has the same mis-en-scene completely and is transfixing by that alone. To me that’s what art via film can achieve though it is rare. Another modern example is Vicram Seth’s work (sp) he did The Cell which I felt was very unrated.
Is that the one with Jennifer Lopez? I really liked that and it was panned by critics… it was very surrealistic, and well done. I watched the first series of Hannibal and I enjoyed it. I haven’t got round to the second series yet. The Falls by Greenaway is a very strange movie.
It’s complicated…so much comes into play…I think those kind and nurturing qualities bite us in the butt when we encounter dominating egos that are also fragile…and then self worth issues, father issues and on and on. Oh my gosh, don’t get me started hahaha and then reality tv shows that glorify such awful attributes, yikes. Long conversation ❤
Oh so true and well done. ARGH reality tv totally agree w/u! Okay but sometimes I watch the tattoo one 😉
Right? Why was it panned? There’s another one he did btw it’s Tarsum Sing wow I’m so bad with names. He’s VERY good. The Cell is SO underrated I thought it was superb. Hannibal is one of my favorite ‘series’ because of that visual emphasis. I haven’t seen The Falls I must see it.
The Falls is very long and very strange, at times brilliant and other times boring.
Oh by the way your poem semblance gave me an idea… hope you don’t mind
Don’t be you are the best.
What can I say Candice, marvelous
haha oh yeah, that’s infinitely better than the others…I haven’t even watched them, but whenever I have seen a commercial for “desperate housewives…” I want to stab my eyes out. They way those women carry on and treat each other. The whole premise for shows like that is just crazy sad imho.
ha ha ha ha! I love that! I want to stab my eyes out too! ha ha ha! you nailed the feeling!
There is this mysterious person ahead of me, he’s really into surrealism and he knows a lot of random interesting stuff, we talk sometimes, he’s kinda fascinating, he’s always one step ahead …
So many GREAT films are like that. What springs to mind off the top of my head – Heavens Gate, some superb parts and some DIRE bits. Repulsion. Metropolis, un chien andalou, Battleship Potempkin, Citizen Kane etc. Wonder what that IS?
oh my gosh, I am such a fan of hearty laughs! 🙂
Now I am blushing…we are definitely simpatico I think
I love Repulsion… it has my favourite Catherine in it, also and obviously Un Chien Andalou. You are right, maybe a great work of art has to encompass as many emotions as possible and boredom is one of them.
Me too. I mean I think boredom is always a factor in the more arty long winded ones, as if recognizing it as a state we pass through on the way to another state – exactly
I think we are on the same page, we usually are. I think we need to have a good knock down fight about something, though I have no idea what…😘
Now if the man was Sean Connery, or Richard Gere ……ooops, showing my age 🙂
I love Richard Gere totally agree, always disliked Sean Connery though. xo
Oh? Is the Scottish in him? I rather like him myself, as you probably guessed 🙂
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