Why Ask Why?

Why Ask Why?

Why does Mark Shea prefer his cuties young?
Why does he get excited when his skull
Fills up with little girls who – wonderful!—
Behave like skinny strippers? There among
Such images, he trembles – and his tongue,
Like Jabba’s tongue, extends as if to pull
A slender victim in, if possible.
Why does he hum this song that can’t be sung?
Might as well wonder why his buddy Steve
Greydanus feels within a deep demand
For films where man screws boy. What mind can heave
Such burdens up? What dramatist has planned
These complications no one would believe?
Sometimes it’s better not to understand.

–Tom Riley

 

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