BEAST PAGE 3
Interpretive Fission Dance
Chippendales, The Death Star, Marvin the Martian’s Illudium
Pu-36 Explosive Space Modulator, “Atom Ant,” phallocentrism,
Icy Hot, C. Montgomery Burns, fat men, little boys, Mikhail
Baryshnikov, cordless phones, lead codpieces.
Iraqis, Americans, Fallout Boy, Fiddler on the Roof,
Chernobyl, camel toe, chocolate cake, numbered footsteps,
people who say “nucular,” culture clashes, Christiane Amanpour,
“Solid Gold,” dissent, irony.
I got to be The BEAST Page 3 Interpretive Fission Dance:
Sun salute, arms outstretched skyward. Crouch, shrink back
in awe. Running, leaping, leaping. Abrupt stop. Pirouette,
into deep curtsy, head bowed. Shoveling over shoulder motion.
High-step marching, arms swinging, fists thumping chests.
Rolling around on floor, snow angels. Bicycle kicking. Jump
to feet. Running, arms outstretched behind. Prayer twist.
Six-step, toprock, into windmill into backspin. Leap to feat.
Hand clap, slide. Hand clap, slide. Hand clap, slide. Hand
plans: Tiptoeing, tiptoeing, tiptoeing…Holding hands,
forming circle. Rotating left, stop. Rotating right, stop.
Releasing hands, breaking away. Spinning violently in a shrinking
circle, arms rising over head. Two-footed stomping in place.
Stop. Smashing air with fists. Head-banging. Rapid head roll,
shuffling right. Rapid head roll, shuffling left. Weeping,
wiping ears with hands. Smiling, laughing silently, charging
across stage with sweeping arms. Stop. Power stance. Gazing
skyward, arms rising, rising, rising…Head bowed. Fin.
I’d like to be remembered: As the death of surrealism.