That elitist reaction

To anything vulnerable yet important


That dumb wave of thought

Puked from the cosmetic conscience of a feline


In many ways – a retarded sense of reality

Rarely rational

Yet completely amplified


A comment, compliment,

Statement, insult


Is not beautiful, is not positive

Is empty, is punitive


An invention of the capitalists?

Or the lingual failures of erstwhile minimalists


An abuse of selfless monotony

Unworthiness, without a boundary


A postmodern slang?

Chica-bonita bang-bang


Never, us

Never, me.


~ by rb on August 22, 2010.

3 Responses to “Cute.”

  1. I like your poem. You really taps into what I’m researching about the whole [mis]conceptualization of “cute”! I have a blog about the rhetorics of cuteness. I’d be interested in your thoughts.

  2. Thanks Ashanti. You are researching “cute”? Wow. I am certainly interested. But whenever I go to your blog it says “Sorry, but the page you requested cannot be found”.

  3. This is lovely 🙂 x

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