Susan Sontag


“Wouldn’t it be more
worthwhile and amusing
to offer some gallows
comedy?”—Tom Disch,
“A Sestina for Susan Sontag”

Pardon me, my dear—
please allow me to condescend
somewhat about current affairs

But don’t you think that gays—
are in need of something more
worthwhile than just Camp?

Surely the young teen fags—
especially need now more than
just ephemeral lampoons?

This never-ending crises—
won’t end very quickly in the
smirking Okie provinces

Kids don’t have a chance—
to leisurely wait for Godot
down there in Prime Time

There’s no time now—
it’s an ongoing prison that’s
not gonna end very soon…

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