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IN ToleranceIN Tolerance
Oratoré- a speaker
Officer- a follower of Paxia
Artiste- an artist
Amoré- love incarnate
Paxia- the "goddess", "peace"
(The play opens to a dark place. Three people are marching in line, in perfect unison, led by a fourth an officer-esque figure. Their mouths are loosely bound, as are their hands.)
(The last person in the line breaks formation to step out. Oratoré removes her bindings)
Oratoré: Day in and day out we fall prey to the same malice! Tolerance! All is in the name of this god we worship this false deity who enslaves the laity! Cursed are we who toil in the name of this thing shall we speak, see, or hear evil? NO! We shall live perfectly IN TOLERANCE! Let no one speak of controversiesBAH! To hellfire with the delusion of tolerance! Let me speak my love!
Officer: Silence, fool, or you shall experience the bite of hellfire for yourself.
Oratoré: Would you snuff out the words of the Oratoré in your quest fo
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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