Monday, April 05, 2010

Another Poem (and the Story Behind It)

I had been listening to Blur's self-titled 1997 album , in particular a song entitled "Death of a Party". It made me think about that point in a party where people start leaving en masse to go home or go other places. Parties for me are both fun and terrifying, and I decided to analyze the dynamics that go into them.


The Death of the Party

At evening’s end

remain when all else
has long passed away

Conversation competition
cleverest victory can
circumvent the social hierarchy

Yet, age and experience
trumps youth’s insecurity

the wild card

The catalyst
for social mobility

Older party-goers
establish the rules

Remember similar

Inadvertent misinterpretation
Reflects intention

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