Poem For Amanda Palmer

you don’t know that there are ways of responding to tragedy without being narcissistic and self-serving

you don’t know how a national crisis and the death of at least three innocent people could not be about you

you don’t know that you don’t need to take advantage of every single situation by turning it into another outlet for arrogant self-promotion that excuses itself from criticism by somehow pretending to be quote-unquote performance art

you don’t know how to stop

you don’t know what it’s like to live without the comfort net of privilege that has supported you your entire life

you don’t know why you have to keep explaining your art to people who just don’t get it

you don’t know how to explore the mind and perspective of an alleged killer in a provocative or intriguing way but you still insist on doing so

you don’t know that this isn’t about you

you don’t know that this isn’t about you

you don’t know that this isn’t about you

you don’t know that this isn’t about you

17 responses to “Poem For Amanda Palmer

  1. I feel that the artistic integrity of this expression is compromised by the lack of any way to donate $5 to the author.

  2. And you’re so vain…(Mandy of Lexington, not the author)….

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  4. This poem really says it all…. I hope the crazy bitch reads it.

  5. I love this…although I digress..I did not see the original post since it seems to have been mysteriously taken down..hmmmm

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