LOVE poem By Lakira Mitchum

In your eyes

Image by,Aditya Ikranegara

by; Lakira Mitchum

June 2, 2010 at 2:40pm

In your eyes there is something I can’t define.

behind your eyes there is

someone i have never seen before.

In your eyes the day is always new

and the stars are always beautiful.

In your eyes a story is told that,

no one has ever heard.

there is something beautiful

there is something beyond

comprehension.

there is a place where

the birds always sing and

love will always find its rest.

your eyes captivate

my heart and they make me

want to stay there forever.

Fly By, Lakira Mitchum

Fly; By Lakira Mitchum

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Bicicleta Sem Freio

The moment I flew I let go of your hand .

I felt the warm breeze flow across my chest.

when I jumped, My memories of you disappeared.

So I flew  above the clouds until you couldn’t

see me.

I  won’t  fall in love with the one that’ll shoot me down again.

So I will  not look back for you or what it use to be.

I will  fly away, and turn my back on the world

let me fly away from you and all your charms.

your seductive voice, your perfect smile

no longer captivates me. 

Our haunting memories of dancing in the sea

is nothing more to me.

No longer  wrapped in your knots of lies,

your tender kisses were only lies that

poisoned my very soul.

Fly, so watch me fly away.

I’m done with society; I’m no longer looking for acceptance

Lakira Mitchum

Dec 26th 2015

This is a poem I wrote when I was 16 years old, I was bullied alot in high school and throughout my life, I actually find myself losing my own desires for marriage or romance I realized I want to focus on loving others, but I use to struggle with loving myself.I wrote this to help justify my own isolation, I wanted to be isolated, I was tired of being hurt and felt as if looking for acceptance was no longer something I needed.We live in a selfish world In theses times even marriage can be used for selfish reasons. Now that I am 22 years old, I contemplate whether, dating church, or any type of fellowship is even necessary. Is selflessness necessary,  and does every person deserve my compassion?On my journey I have discovered I find happiness in knowing I can help others and love others without caring what they think of me. Not every man has to think I’m beautiful,not every person has to be my friend, but overall I have learned to love myself, instead of seeking love from others I first loved God; Then maybe then I can find that special person I can truly open my heart to.

 

July 1, 2011 at 2:04pm

No more trying to fit  in from  now on, I whistle my own tune

no more trying to be cool no more wanting to be like them.

I walk my own path it’s up  you to me now.

weather you want to be my true friend or not.

i’m weird ,i’m strange ;i’m misunderstood

 I wish not be like you but, only  to be myself.

I’m in my right  mind , I  just think a little different .

I am my own idea of beauty

my own idea  of human  because

I stopped caring about being  an outcast.

and became an citizen of my own society I accepted

myself  and I didn’t ask for you to accept me at all.

Define perfection

Define perfection

December 18, 2011 at 5:24pm

The genealogy of the concept of “perfection” reaches back beyond Latin, to Greek. The Greek equivalent of the Latin “perfectus” was “teleos.” The latter Greek expression generally had concrete referents, such as a perfect physician or flutist, a perfect comedy or a perfect social system. Hence the Greek “teleiotes” was not yet so fraught with abstract and superlative associations as would be the Latin “perfectio” or the modern “perfection.” To avoid the latter associations, the Greek term has generally been translated as “completeness” rather than “perfection.”[3]

The oldest definition of “perfection”, fairly precise and distinguishing the shades of the concept, goes back to Aristotle. In Book Delta of the Metaphysics, he distinguishes three meanings of the term, or rather three shades of one meaning, but in any case three different concepts. That is perfect:

  1. which is complete — which contains all the requisite parts;2. which is so good that nothing of the kind could be better;3. which has attained its purpose.[4]

Perfection is, broadly, a state of completeness and flawlessness.

My own perspective:

Lakira Mitchum

finding perfection means finding completeness. so to be imperfect simply means to be incomplete to me this means every human is a work in progress to becoming complete. starting from birth we seem to never cease to search for the flawlessness. Unless we have fulfilled what have come to believe is our idea of meeting our destiny. This means we may be currently looking for contentment. Until we find with ourselves at ease with, who we are and where we come from, and what we want to be we may never be for feel perfect.Our spirit man must be align with,joy peace, hope, self love ,as well as safety comfort and understanding. My idea of a perfect world is when I am completely, satisfied with my current state. PERFECTION is what I perceive as good wonderful, flawless, incredibly blissful.

MY Sunshine (poem by Lakira Mitchum)

The unbearable sunshine

By,Lakira Mitchum

 

He was my sunshine, my only sunshine ,

he made me happy when skies were gray.

But, he was lonely and misunderstood

He was dishonest and overwhelming.

His lies they kept me, laughing and smiling all day.

although he was so far away his presence

stilled burned my skin , he left my heart sunburned with sin.

 

So I have to run from him before I burn completely

and wait for my rain to come again to wash my burns

and sooth my sores. He was my Jerome, my mysterious

lover, my strange friend;but all I  am and ever was to him

is just a joke.

 

he scoffed at my tears, and I took his poison. Now he is only

left to his skinny lover, and her disastrous diseases.

 

He was my sunshine , my only sunshine,

but I know even stars can go dim.

 

Bioshock Analysis( the most complex plot ever explained)

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Professor Glenda Hayden

Dec 18 2015

 

Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite detailed Analysis:

“You look at a guy like Walt Disney. He said, ‘I am going to create an experience. How do I lure people into a mood. How do I get their attention? How do I get them to feel?’ You feel as different in Frontierland as you do in the Haunted Mansion, he [Disney] was excellent at doing that without being able to fully control an audience’s attention.”

-ken Levine

Those were the exact words  of the creative director and cofounder of the Irrational games corporation,the man responsible of writing the well known video game masterpiece Bioshock. Bioshock itself sends its audience  into a world of constant mystery causing those that  have played them to constantly question the melancholic plots of the series that mesmerizes the imagination. In this essay I will form not only theories but a complete analysis from my research that many have been questioned for so long, as well as a look at how both of the worlds of Bioshock and Bioshock infinite are  entwined into an  multi universal series of events and adventures.

First, I am going to  introduce you to the first antagonist of the prologue of the series; Andrew Ryan. Born and raised in Soviet Russia in the year of 1911 on the outskirts of the metropolis city  of  Minsk,Belarus. In 1917 he lived through the Russian revolution while it was still under  a strict  autocratic rule of Tsar.In October of   1917 Russia came under the rule of The Bolsheviks the  communist political party of the social- democratic workers ; that was founded by Vladmir Lenin. These events were the cause of both political as well as religious conflicts, and violence  while Ryan was a small boy this traumatized him and caused  him to eventually flee to America to live a better life as an adult and prosper. While in America Ryan became a wealthy entrepreneur and created Ryan industries. He was an very proud and  hard working immigrant with an very strong believe in capitalism and having his own pursuit of  happiness. Ryan became famous for his well know intellect and success, and was appreciated for devotion to his country, it wasn’t until the beginning of the 1930’s, during the great depression; Ryan began to question the American government when, the new deals by Roosevelt came into play by; taking from the rich and giving to the poor with his domestic programs. This began to remind Ryan of the communism and socialism of his home country Soviet Russia.  In his eyes America became a home to parasites.

“We all make choices, but in the end our choices make us.”-Andrew Ryan, Bioshock 2007

He felt as if his wealth and rights to enjoy them was being taken away from him.His philosophy is identified as objectivism; this idea was created by Ayn Rand an actual Russian american writer  that was lived from 1905 died in 1982 Objectivism is the belief that reality exist independently without consciousness, we only exist through our senses and intellectual perception,that our own self interest is what matter most.

I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine”.-Ayn Rand

(Andrew ryan’s name  is an  anagram of Ayn Rand) her philosophy involved four segments of ideas . reality, reason, self interest, and ,capitalism  In other words She did not believe it was necessary to help  others,or request help from those around her the idea of selflessness is  irrelevant to her, which is what makes her and Andrew Ryan  similar  pertaining to their philosophies.Andrew Ryan was an atheist that strictly believed in the power of science as well man’s intellect, he felt as if spirituality was not necessary for to live a prosperous life,he also  felt as if the only  duty the government has is to protect its citizens and nothing more.

“What is the difference between a man and a parasite? A man builds. A parasite asks ‘Where is my share?’ A man creates. A parasite says, ‘What will the neighbors think?’ A man invents. A parasite says, ‘Watch out, or you might tread on the toes of God”… ‘- Andrew Ryan Bioshock infinite

 

After the Bombing of Hiroshima In th year 1946 ,Ryan grew tired of America, so he to  finally decided to take  action by using his entire fortune to build a his own private steam liner and hiring a construction company called wales and wales.By doing this he had to use a building platform called “the sinker” to transport supplies as well as construction crews below sea level. As Ryan’s idea came into motion he began to imagine his invention as an utopia for scientist, artist, as well as business men and women can truly expand without any policies or rules can interfere with their devotion for success.

Rapture was created to have its own economy and own rules and politics it was Ryan very own deep sea realm. In the game the as the player enters the city of Rapture there is an propaganda mini film that introduces Ryan’s philosophy and, who he is and why; he would create such an monumental  city under the ocean. so to get an idea of what tone Ryan Andrew gave to attract newcomers to live in this city here is his exact words from the game itself.

“ I am Andrew Ryan, and I’m here to ask you a question. Is a man not entitled to the sweat of his brow? ‘No!’ says the man in Washington, ‘It belongs to the poor.’ ‘No!’ says the man in the Vatican, ‘It belongs to God.’ ‘No!’ says the man in Moscow, ‘It belongs to everyone.’ I rejected those answers; instead, I chose something different. I chose the impossible. I chose… Rapture, a city where the artist would not fear the censor, where the scientist would not be bound by petty morality, Where the great would not be constrained by the small! And with the sweat of your brow, Rapture can become your city as well. “- Andrew Ryan Bioshock (2007)

Entering Rapture the underwater city :Your character has  just  a experienced plane crash in the middle of the ocean where he ends up being the only survivor, he swims towards a nearby lighthouse and enters the lobby of Rapture; and  By now the player may be wondering why name the city “Rapture”? Rature has two definitions in the english dictionary  here is both of them; the feeling of  joy, happiness or complete pleasure; in the christian belief the word  “Rapture”  it was the transport of saints; the great exodus from earth’s despair  to heaven (after Christ’s return to our world). What does this all mean,why would Andrew Ryan name his city Rapture? you may ask, the name should speaks for itself ; this is Ryan’s idea of heaven and the saints in his perspective are the people he recruited to live there.The important citizens of the city were considered great marvels and hardworking devotees from the surface world that Ryan saw as worthy contenders. These people mysteriously began to disappear from their homes and were secretly selected and taken to Rapture this was known as the “vanishing” unfortunately not all were welcomed and some had to request and be approved by Ryan enable to relocate to the city.The poor and mid-upper class (original builders of the city) were not valued  at all and were left to live in the ghetto of the city this area was called papa’s drop, the dark filthy leaking temporary housing area, where  they  resided with their families.

As the city became crowded,  anxiety and delirium became more of an issue due to the of the lack of sunlight. To deal with the issue Ryan hired a psychiatrist  that went by the name of Sophia Lamb to help The fall of Rapture: The citizens to remain psychologically sane with their new submarine lives. Unlike Ryan Sophia focused more on the poor,Ryan was against her morals for helping the poor which caused her to become his political rival. Ryan chose to have public political debates with Sophia so the public would see her as weak and untrustworthy but, unfortunately for Ryan the public favored her more.

During this time period plasmids were invented by a scientist named Brigid Tenenbaum. Plasmids  are super serums made from modified stem cells called ADAM that causes, genetic changes and mutation giving citizens superpowers.  Enable to use active plasmids an component called Eve(liquid form of plasmid) was needed; as plasmids became popular amongst the citizens of rapture the more addiction to plasmids became a danger.These violent  mutations were one of the main reasons why Rapture went into complete chaos. Brigid believed plasmids would change humanity forever by rewriting human DNA.

Imagine if you could be smarter, stronger, healthier. What if you could even have amazing powers, light fires with your mind… That’s what Plasmids do for a man.“-Atlas (Bioshock 2007)

During Brigid’s research she could not find an suitable host to produce Adam  besides little girls; so enable to gain the trust of the parents fontain attracted the trust of parents by strating the Little Sister’s Orphanage as a front for charity to poor families with daughters. LIttle did the families  know their daughters were being used for immoral experimenting, and that the  little girl’s Genetic code was being rearranged  they became  mutated children they eventually gained  the nickname “Little sitters”. With all of the corruption  Taking place due to Andrew Ryan disinterest in others safety he does not put an effort towards regulating plasmids and their use as well as child abuse, murder and mutiny.  Causing Rapture eventually fall; what mattered most to him is the industrial market.

“The market is patient and we must be patient to”- Andrew Ryan, Bioshock,2007

Both Bioshock and Bioshock infinite introduced the similar ideas both games each had a antagonist with  extreme political views, these views were so extreme both men took the liberty of building an utopia that revolves around those ideas.The prophet ,Father Comstock  was also known as Booker Dewitt. father comstock is the antagonist of the story and Booker is the protagonist of the story depending on your perspective of good and evil. The reason why they are the same person is because both men are from parallel  universes so therefore the Bioshock series are based upon the multiuniversal theory. The story of Bioshock infinite takes place  in multiple worlds. The multiverse theory is the idea that there  are multiple worlds of existence including our own universe, but these other worlds are located in a different time, different solar system , in each universe  has different possibilities that could be unique from our own life experiences.These possibilities are infinite and sometimes finite (constantly the same); these worlds are formally known as parallel universes.Zachary Hale Comstock joined the 7th cavalry of the U.S military, and was a participant in the massacre of wounded knee.Due to personal guilt and condemnation he sought to find redemption by attending an water baptism As (Booker Dewitt)  he was baptized by pastor Witting, he then changes his identity to Zachary Hale Comstock as his new christian name,with his new established faith he became involved with politics and formed an an extreme nationalists idealism called American exceptionalism. Zachary believed that America was  God’s chosen country, and christianity, racial purity manifest destiny was  was a part of an great prophecy of the United states. Father comstock characteristics were based on the political  leader Anthony Comstock, who had similar belief, appearance and ,characteristics. he saw columbia as the “new eden and to him  the founding fathers were the great prophets, for God’s will to the promise land ,he also saw Abraham lincoln as the United state’s abomination; causing nothing but war and suffering to the American people,Zachary Comstock was a strong supporter of white supremacy.   

“ Comstock has earned the titles of “Prophet” and “Father Comstock.” He claims to have the ability to predict the future of Columbia and, attacks from his enemies, the actions of the False Shepherd.”

Anonymous,Bioshock infinite wikia , 2007

In the game the player will experience several  flashbacks of themselves waking up inside of Booker’s office  to Robert lutece and or , Rosalind lutece  urging Booker  saying, “Bring us the girl and wipe away  the debt,”  the girl that they are referring to is Booker’s infant daughter  Anna.

Eventually it becomes imperative Anna Dewitt is taken away from her father (Booker) and is taken to another universe to the city of columbia to be raised by her new father Zachary Hale Comstock she is then renamed, Elizabeth Comstock; “and is called the seed of the prophet” Comstock was sterile and unable to have children , leaving him  with a  strong desire to have a child in desperation he practically kidnapped Anna from Booker by using gambling as a causing him  to be indebted to Zachary. Saching

By now the player may be wondering  how did the Luteces even contact Booker, it seems to be a puzzling series of events,this  is where quantum physics comes in.

When I was a girl, I dreamt of standing in a room looking at a girl who was and was not myself, who stood looking at another girl, who also was and was not myself. My mother took this for a nightmare. I saw it as the beginning of a career in physics.

―Rosalind Lutece[src] Bioshock infinite 2007

Rosalind Lutece was a scientist that studied quantum physics and  successfully build a machine that allowed her to travel to different universes with this device she managed to meet an male version of herself  in year 1892, Robert Lutece ; they could be mistaken as twins but frankly, they are the same person living in the same universe.

Rosalind Lutece collaborated with Zachary and even helped him build the city herself with the help of government funding . Comstock used Rosalind’s device to see the future and alternate universes and because of this, the the citizens of columbia trusted him and, practically worshipped him, he has the ability to grasp infinite amounts of information no one else would ever be able to get besides his daughter Elizabeth.

Comstock was desperate for a child because, of the fact that he was able to see the future with the device, he and the Luteces made the discovery that columbia was going to be able to successfully prosper as long as he had an lineage to carry on the legacy.    

They ended up  establishing the city in the year 1893  but ,eventually a conflict took place between the two of them. For revenge  the luteces  returned to Booker to give him an opportunity to rescue Elizabeth from the Tower that she grew up in .Elizabeth often hated her father  because she grew up alone in isolation, while her father had surveillance over her. Little did Booker know the tower was being watched by Elizabeth’s childhood friend songbird. Songbird was Elizabeth’s guardian, his loud screeching and destructive presence was intimidating to citizens of columbia. With Booker at her rescue songbird would not stop at anything to get Elizabeth back into Comstock’s power.  

Songbird, Songbird, see him fly, drop the children from the sky. When the young ones misbehave, escorts children to their grave. Never back-talk, never lie, or he’ll drop you from the sky!”   -Bioshock infinite ,2007

―A Colombian nursery rhyme

Songbird was created, by fink factory, the design for songbird was discovered through an universal portal, that revealed an combination of an human and a robot that resembled a big daddy, Fink factory of columbia managed to connect with the engineer Yi Suchong from Rapture the underwater city.They conducted experiments that took  several  times of  many trials and errors. They discovered the best psychological match for the creature was a bird was to bond a relationship with Elizabeth. The friendship established between the girl and the machine was not intentional.

Songbird  and can be at any point summoned by an whistle melody.

“After playing BaS2, I came across a question about who/what Songbird really is. When you’re in Suchong’s laboratory, you see this blueprint for Songbird. It got me thinking. We know Fink and Suchong collaborated on creating both Big Daddies and Songbird; they shared technologies through a tear. Even though Big Daddies and Songbird are distinctly different, one would think that they would share their basic mechanics. If Big Daddies are humans who have had their bodies grafted to diving suits, wouldn’t this also be the case for Songbird? That idea brought me to my main question, who would be inside Songbird? Fink wouldn’t pick just any person to become Songbird. If he wanted Songbird to imprint to Elizabeth he would probably pick Elizabeth’s mother, but we know Lady Comstock was alive at the same time as Songbird. Who else could it be?” – jujukicks-Bioshock forum user posted 2014, redit.com

The blueprints of songbird existing and Yi suchong’s collaborations with fink can bring about the possibility of the world of Bioshock and Bioshock infinite  being entwined or connected  but  Rapture The entrance to both Columbia and Rapture are through an light house it seems both cities are never seem to exist in the same universe, columbia was built in 1910 and Rapture was built in 1936; but somehow Elizabeth was able to open an tear to Rapture,  which  therefore allows the player see that  her knowledge is infinite because of  the fact that shes knew that Rapture existed before it was even created, and before Andrew Ryan was even born. All of these facts supports the idea of why she was aware that Comstock was Booker dewitt, toward the end of the game she takes Booker on an journey revealing to him that he gave  her to Robert Lutece to wipe away the debt.During the game the  player will have the opportunity to destroy the syphon that was located in the tower she resided in for so long. The syphon was sucking her powers causing her to not be able to use her abilities entirely, after it  was finally destroyed Elizabeth begins to see the truth; and fully capable of going to infinite places in the universe.

Booker seems to be going through circles, and he doesn’t come to understand  this reality  of why he was sent to rescue Elizabeth until she shows him his memory through an portal. According to Elizabeth no matter what Booker tries to do, or go, he always ends up handing her to Robert even if he did end up killing Comstock, and if  he was to accept the baptism he would never even had Anna as an daughter, but instead become a prophet.

“There is always a lighthouse always a man always a city”

-Elizabeth Comstock

The sea of doors: In the finale of the game Elizebeth is persistent about helping booker understand how he and why she ended up in columbia in the first place, she begins to explain constants and variables.

what she mean by constants; Constant in the dictionary means, a situation of events that do not change, the problem is unchanging, by constants she was  referring to there always being a lighthouse and there is always a man , she was talking about Comstock and Andrew Ryan; no matter what they always exist.

what she meant by variables ;she was  talking about the possibilities of an feature in those universes or factor that are  liable to change or evolve, causing there to be an unknown prediction.

Every world she discovers is unique and similar in some ways but they revolve around the existence of the lighthouses and cites.

While traveling through space and time together  Booker finally discovers no matter what world he enters  Comstock always ends up existing and ruining Elizabeth’s childhood, he then realizes that he must kill Comstock as a baby before becomes a man, but Booker is not aware that he and comstock are the same person. until they return to the place where he was baptized again that when he realized he has been the problem all this time,he is his own worst enemy for giving away his daughter. He as an person changed, it was either he became Comstock or, he remained the soldier with many regrets Booker Dewitt. In the end Elizabeth ends up drowning him to death because she is tired of going in circles and seeing herself as well as other people suffer  from his actions.

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A poem about modern entertainment:

Hollywood’s cannibals

 

In the scenes and broken records, they capture the hearts of many

with their lies and fake smiles, grinning with their heads spinning.

We follow them we admire them, we see them as heroes, some  are good and some are bad.We sing their songs remember their tragedies. Some die , some live to live to tell the tales of glory. Some were zombies from the beginning,but they will always live on forever with their names carved in stars.  Just when we begin to trust them, we discover the truth, we realized this was all a masquerade, they wore masks pretending to be our gladiators our heros, They often asked   “Are You NOT Entertained?” They bleed, they cry , they often eat each other alive ;it’s all for the show. “Do it for the crowd they whisper to themselves, it’s only show business” They take the pills, they swallow their pride and go out to fight another day in the coliseum we call hollywood.

Hollywood, a place of war , a yard of deception, a place of courage. It takes Balls to make it there. It’s hell on earth, but money is the only God they serve. They Win virgins , they sacrifice many, all for one cause. “FAME”.

 

Time repeats itself.

 

Clark Kent’s diary; entry #1

Superman;D.C comics. based fan fiction

Dealing with his abilities:

“The sun was shining, the clouds were fluffy, like cotton balls, and the sky was a clear, deep, ocean blue, in short it was a beautiful day, but all I could think about was”

 

The Storm that was heading our way; from a distance I could see the clouds come together. Here in Kansas things never change it’s a small town it’s either you’re an old baptist or a rebellious teenager that goes cow tipping at midnight.My name is Clark Kent and I am only seventeen years old, and I don’t talk much but, I tend to sense things more than the average person like this unexpected strom for instance. There isn’t much to do here.”I begin to wonder to myself does anyone care about smallville?” especially those damn weather men who hasn’t said; a word about it yet on the news. as I  stood there staring at the sky in my dirty boots and work jeans I had just finished plowing the field and, was too busy daydreaming to inform mother of the storm headed our way.

As I made my way Inside the house smelled like apple pie and ,collard greens and boy was I hungry! MaMa was always welcoming no matter how dirty I was,while preparing the table  she looked at me with a  smile and said,”sugar dinna is almost ready wash, up will you”.”yes maam” I replied, that’s when I remember to tell her about the storm; but I suddenly felt the urge to not do that because I didn’t want her to know about my strange abilities, so I kept quiet about the storm and let it come without warning.

L.A post apocalyptic:story of Simon

post apocalyptic Los angeles

BY, Lakira Mitchum

Thursday morning I decided to go for a walk to the park, it was cloudy the air rinked of gasoline and oil, I felt the pollution in the air,and the tension amongst the citizens.

It would be hours before someone would disappear into another portal to see the great master.Some say he has no face , some say he has an insidious eerie presence.

All I knew was that I wasn’t ready to see him yet . I sat on the bench and stared at the trash on the ground; the grass was an horrid brown with an unsettling moistness to it; I often times wore boots to keep my feet clean.Los angeles was no longer a beautiful place it became hell on earth and each day was an challenge of survival.

Suddenly I heard a loud screech it was the fifty foot phoenix bringing an message from the great one,it’s been five years since we’ve seen it now it’s the year 3016.

The phoenix swooped toward the Hollywood sign and back into its portal, that means he had already delivered its  message to someone.”Simon”? I heard a soft female voice say “Simon”? I looked around to see my girlfriend Levette She wasn’t looking too well she was a bit pale. “oh hey ” I responded with lack of interest for her well being. At this point in time  it was every man woman or child for himself and to me she was a bit of a nuisance but, she was great in bed so I kept her around.We survived explosions together and after the Isis invasion how could I leave her now. I was a bit frugal about food , and had  been smoking crack to keep my hunger away my drug dealer had a pretty decent supply even in these hard times he was pretty useful. “Simon you jackass, let’s go before the great light hits us.” I stood up and took a sip of my beer and walked down the Avenue towards the saint’s shelter, where the christians served crappy soup dinners to street people like us.It was’nt until I finished the rest of my soup the dragon arrived.It was an massive bastard ,he ate everything espcially the people that were not under an shelter. He was at least 1,0000 feet tall and smelled like a toxic chemical plant. At this point I was used to seeing him, I knew the routine just follow the saints they knew what to do “Just hide and pray” Ms.Dodling would tell us. Levette would always cry bloody murder every time the dragon would arrive. This was how life was I accepted it ,I didn’t love it ,I just  lived with it all of this crap, the cannibals ,the terrorist the anarchist the criminals roamed the streets day and night no place was safe for anyone. I sometimes saw celebrities roaming the streets delirious and weak their wealth had gone away.Prostitution was common and. orphans were fending for themselves, the streets were bloody and so was the sky.