CEILINGS

So it started.

Suspended ceilings?

We where in trouble.

From that day you just could not trust what was above.

Now you can't trust what is below you, or in front of you, or behind you.

So an old building becomes "new."

I think I might become new overnight.

Desire outruns reality.

TV and suspended ceilings.

Our culture all over the world.

Image, image, image..

So the little box makes Dallas real

Imelda says to Barbara:

“So I have 5,000 pairs of shoes?“

“So is not that what all Americans have?”

So I saw it on Dallas!

So lower that ceiling

and put up that dry wall even though it holds up nothing.

So lower that ceiling

and put that plastic Jesus on the dash board so I may not die.

So lower that ceiling

and buy that fake veneer furniture so I may feel rich.

So lower that ceiling

and put on that makeup that will lower my age so I might seduce.

So lower that ceiling

and so grant me a gold card so that it will look like I have a high credit ceiling..

So lower that ceiling

so I might look taller.

So lower that ceiling

so I may buy a 300,000 dollar house built in a month.

So lower that ceiling

so that I can print that glossily brochure.

So lower that ceiling

so marriage vows are just as false.

So lower that ceiling

so I can make the real look fake and the fake look real.

So lower that ceiling

so that I might appear to be what I am not.

Brian Lynch