Silver – stanza 15.2

“They want me to rewrite your part so that the part
Plays into your personality, style and acting strength”
“I don’t know if you’ve ever done anything like
This before but it’s new to me so bear with
Me; which character are you playing?”
“The hippie girl, Aquarius.”
“I’ll buy that.”
“What do you mean?”
“Hippie girls had a look and you fit the mold.”
“They were the first kids who weren’t afraid
After the first half of the century terrified everyone
The old people were still living in a panic
So these unafraid youngsters scared them all.”
“Sure, I get that.”
“Lots of conviction, on the surface anyway.”
“Spirituality, free expression.”
“Yeah, but on the individual level, they
Embodied the standard youthful refusal
To conform, to party, do drugs, dance.”
“And screw.”
“You’re digging it.”
“That was their big rebellion.”
“And they had Vietnam. That legitimized
Their revolution; killing justifies resistance.”
“So where did you grow up?”
“Down the road from here.”

About Lord Malinov

Lord Malinov, literary author, bon vivant, rogue romantic poet
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