Kemi Alabi: On Interrogating the Statues of Dead Men


On Interrogating the Statues of Dead Men

Abandon All Ships.

 

Standing at the edge of the world

The waves flowing over the side

Into impending nothingness.

Take one last breath.

 

We sailed away from the shoreline

Raised the anchor

Strove forth like valiant youth we were

And funny now how we are knocking on heaven's door.

 

Captain, Captain!

Before the sail breaks!
Hold fast.

At The Gates Of Hell

 

So yea,

I found myself standing at the gates of hell.

I guess thats what happens when you give your ticket back.

Oh well. I'll live in hell. I'd rather be in my Hell than in this good.

 

Its precisely the good I can't enjoy,

Thus, Hell is preferable to Heaven.

He stood behind me, shaking his head.

Wrapped in his hoodie like me, with a hole through his chest.

 

Napkin Writer

Justine Johnson

March 17, 2011

 

Napkin Writer

 

Lucubrations Open Mic Summary/Review

Last night (3/14/11) Lucubrations held its first Open Mic since our inception. The turnout exceeded expectations and there were acts ranging from passionate songs, angry poetry, and hilarious comedy (as opposed to unfunny comedy).

The event was held in the Comiskey Center Black Box Theater, giving the perfect atmosphere for an Open Mic. The atmosphere was made better by creative seating placement and stage design by the talented Justine Johnson who arrived very early to setup. Lucubrations would like to thank the Fine Arts Department and Professor Asbury for their permission to use the space.

Professor Banach made delicious pulled pork for sandwiches and his famous homemade bread which met with great approval from all.

We hope to plan more Open Mics and events in the future thanks to all the postive feedback.