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A girl, her cat, and the sunflower God by Paula Puolakka

Paula Puolakka | Oct 27th, 2020 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

The Highest Authority drew a picture of
a girl, her cat, and the sunflower God.
Then He drew another picture, in which the girl moved
her arm a little bit, after which He drew another picture
in which another step of motion was performed,
and when He flipped the papers, He could see the girl
lift her arm as if she was alive and communicating with Him.

The animation of a girl, her cat, and the sunflower God
was first created by the Highest Authority to make himself happy
and to express the feelings, He could not share
with those around Him,
but eventually, He wanted to be with the girl who had grown to
became a woman and a lonely one since He was jealous and could
not draw a man in the picture with whom she could get married.

Since the story of a girl, her cat, and the sunflower God was just
a fable and a fantasy – the Highest Authority could not make His reality –
He decided to tear the world apart,
and He cast the papers and the films into the fire
and listened to the squealing of His pets and slaves as they were executed
by the flames.
The end of His days He spent in seclusion and did not open His eyes to admire.

Poet Bio

Paula Puolakka (1982) is a Beat poet, writer, and MA (History of Science and Ideas.) To look forward to, Spillwords Press will publish her poem on 10/31, and the Finnish science/academic journal Hybris will publish her long article in December.

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