(Damien Chazelle 2022)

Hollywood is an elephant,

the life of the party in your living room

you invite into the front door

to carry the corpses out back.

In Hollywood we all are circus animals.

Typecast like Brad Pitt or Margot Robbie,

broken old man and hysteronic excess.

A meat grinder recycling the best bits

stuck between its teeth.

Daniel Schulz is a U.S.-German writer, known for his publications in Fragmented Voices, Versification, Outcast Press Journal, Shot Glass Journal, The Wild Word, Cacti Fur, A Thin Slice of Anxiety, and anthologies such as Heart/hThe Clockwork Chronicles, and the catalog Get Rid of Meaning. IG: @danielschulzpoet

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