The YOLO Pages
Those who do not think about the end of their life are doomed to repeat it. Nobody said that because it is goofy and doesn’t really mean anything. Art is obsessed with death from writing to painting. Movies are big into death. Everything artistic is about death in one way or another. Like even this blog post will end a premature death for it has many more to follow it.
Kenji Khozoei begins his day thinking about his end of days, just like any normal person should. Being the person a person wants to be takes forever and most of the time it never happens. People can be afraid of success sometimes. Yolo is not a joke Yolo is reality. Salads deserve appreciation; salads are green with envy at the processed foods of the world taking over. Clear skies need the recognition of millions and billions of people. The sky is an incredible life-giving force.
Ji Yoon Lee calls out the fun sacks. Yes she burns down the house. The house decides to die by the flame. Going downtown to the south is where the magic happens. Popsicle stands get blown up all the time. Summertime needs the Popsicle stands. Rainbows deserve to be tasted.
Tao Lin clicks on a link. Typical click bait demands others to get their click on. Information can terrify showing the sad parts of life. George W. Bush has a rough life via encounter with an anti-fan. With the size of the universe it is amazing how big it is yet the smallest components of life remain completely unknown. Vampire novels rarely go into the age of a vampire. Tao Lin avoids coffee to evaluate people around him because people-watching is a sport and he’s in it to win it.
Cayla Lockwood sleeps in other people’s beds when they are gone. Obviously Cayla Lockwood is familiar with the dormitory lifestyle. No two single beds are the same in college. Every college single has a special story to tell of love gained and lust lost. Wounds are full of calories yet are a great source of protein. Life is enough it is never more than enough.
Patricia Lockwood realizes the truth about Robin Hood. Less a person stealing from the rich to give to the poor, Robin Hood was more about making sweet love to trees. A lot of critiques for Kanye West’s most recent album “Yeezus” make perfect sense. If somebody samples a heartbeat who do they have to pay royalties to? Bodies are haunted by spirits, consciousness ones with life expectancies into the late seventies/early eighties. Pretzels are disturbed creatures turning tricks on themselves. Adobe flash player is responsible for life flashing before one’s eyes.
Carrie Lorig hopes for the warehouses of the world. Buildings are warehouses for people. Bird carbonation means the bird is fresh not flat ready to migrate. Fluorescence tastes phenomenal. Every day clouds float by making the creature feel lazy and too grounded. Sad mouths make good sweat lodges to sweat the sad out. Glad requires sweat equity to make it whole. Little flaps are typical in a world filled with contrasting opinions.
Warehouses of the world unite for tomorrow, the fourth day of the continuing epic coverage.
The Yolo Pages official trailer
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Experimental Space Fruit pt. 2
Experimental Space Fruit
poem i wrote abt not breathing :-0
swim with all your clothes on
play Baywatch with me
pull me out and
drop me on the hard sand
kiss my wet dead lips to
save my fake life
i’ll close my eyes and
pretend to stop breathing
don’t leave me too long though
i have no grasp on reality
i might not wake up
i keep forgetting
this isn’t real
this is my fake life
Collaborative Collage by
Jim Gallagher and Cayla Lockwood
ANOUNCING THE CONTRIBUTOR LIST OF THE YOLO PAGES, FROM BOOST HOUSE
the yolo pages is an epic anthology of poems, tweets, image macros, and prose from over 50 people. one of the first anthologies ever to cover “alt lit,” “weird twitter,” and associated communities and figures, the yolo pages showcases an exciting array of possibilities for poetry in 2014. with a focus especially on politically- and spiritually-minded writers, it also affirms the integration of poetry into concrete efforts to make the world better