Food Chain

 Ponyboy Simon, 2007


It used to smell like teen spirit

now it’s just the smell of recycled ideals

and burnt melted plastic

plastic faces

plastic poses

plastic smiles

commodified youth

too young to live

too old to die

too drunk to talk

too high to cum

you are who you eat

you are what you fuck

the endless food chain

survival of the feces

reckless endangered species

handpicked from the model pool

labeled branded brainwashed and misused

so tender to the touch

falling off the bones

they used to smell like teen spirit

August 2009, New York City