Thursday, October 22, 2009

They Are Us

They're us.


They're what we are.

They're what we want to be.

They're what we think we're not.

They're what we know we fear.

They're what we can't deny.



They're what we see when we look away from the reflecting glass.

They're part of us.

They're embedded deep inside.

They shit, shave and shower.

They ponder.


They wander.

They share the same air.

The past clings to them like concrete, snuffing the buds of progress.

They come in many colors.


And go in shades of gray.

They fret, fear, and laugh...

... and take refuge in the head.

They're me.
They're you.

They're us.

And one day we'll all be dead.

17 comments:

  1. Sheesh. Speak for yourself.

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  2. Anon -- sorry, but I'm only licensed to speak for the human race.

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  3. rolling eyes @ anon

    some fascinating photographs.

    if any of them weirded me out at all it's #3 - the "live" sex doll. yeek

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  4. Wow. I'm officially creeped out, yet compelled to look at the photos and look within. Damn you Phantom for making me think! :P

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  5. Yep... that's it! I'm definitely never having children now. Thanks, PoP! :)

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  6. This was the scariest - and best - post I've read so far today, and it's only 06:51 in the morning here in Sweden. Hard to beat that!

    And that pregnant Barbie, is that real?

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  7. sorry but i dont get it, you are tlkng about babys? dolls? deforms?.

    because the 3th picture is a diferent subject. a cience fiction subject.

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  8. ficciones -- just talking about representations (real and false) of humans. No. 3 is a Japanese sex doll.

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    Ninja -- hopefully, this goes with your breakfast. And the pregnant doll is real. I'll let you know when she drops.

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    Aaron -- better than a condom?

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    scottcolbert -- can't apologize for creeping you out. You do serious creeping yourself.

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    Diane -- the "live" sex doll is creepy, I think, because it looks close to real, but we know it isn't.

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  9. i know she's a sex doll i wrote something about it

    http://ficcionesarte.blogspot.com/2008/05/love-sex-with-robots.html

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  10. Ficciones -- thanks. I'll have a read.

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  11. Have you ever been to the Mütter Museum? They have a fine collection of pickled punks and other medical oddities. It's a relatively small building but if you find yourself on the east coast check it out.

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  12. Two things that truly disturb me on some level are dolls are deformity. you managed to put them together in a way I didn't expect. No apologies needed.

    And thanks, I try to do some serious creeping out when I can.

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  13. PoP - I can't think of a better form of birth control than this post.

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  14. If anything, I'm more excited to procreate. I don't really see this as an abstinence post. At all.


    -mAQ

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  15. d -- never been to the Mutter, but I'm sure I'd love it.

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    Aaron/SS -- wasn't intended as an abstinence post or an encouragement. But interesting interpretations both.

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  16. Very tough post to get through, but I actually found it quite moving. It's really challenging to confront images like these. We have this wonderful vision in our head about children, babies, and innocence. These visions are not always realistic.

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  17. B-MB -- definitely not always realistic. Children, more than anything else, are romanticized constantly in the media because the flipside is too much to bear. Actually, not just the media. Children are held as as ideal beings who will one day change the world for the better. Then they grow up and don't. Every crooked international statesman was once a child.

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