Just as you’re about to be obliterated without warning,
you have a second to cry out a few words.
Our story grants you a reason to pray.
You forget about a time when you almost died without warning,
but then you remember that you survived just fine.
Our story grants you a reason to laugh hysterically.
You get bored with reading stories,
so you go to your favorite bar
and see the girl that you’ve been crushing on for weeks
is dancing by herself to your favorite song.
Our story grants you a reason to dance.
drums beats breaks
snare snaps and clashing
CIVIL WAR, RAVES, RAGE!!
(a frenzy of clapping)
IT GOES, IT GOES, IT GOES!
you hip and you hop
you dip and you bop
you pogo dance
you slaaam dance
YOU PRANCE AND PRANCE AND PRANCE!
slap that ass
forget the past
WAKE UP, AND GO TO MASS!
CUT THE, OR SCORE SOME GRASS!
shrug off the stains
wrapped around the brain
“The song’s already over!?”
“Punk or rap?”
“Who gives a crap!?”
(Witches of Brass)
“That set just went
Jason Walter is from Summerville, S.C. He received a B.A and M.A in Literature from Clemson University. In 2011, on tour with his punk rock band, M-Tank, Walter fell asleep at the wheel and drove their Jeep Grand Cherokee off an overpass. During recovery, Walter began turning his tour journal into a graphic novel, and in November 2012, Walter finished “Modern Unicorn.” He currently teaches at the University of South Carolina in Aiken.