tomorrow is a drag

Philippa Fallon performs the nihilistic beat poem ‘High School Drag’ aka ‘The Big Switch’ in High School Confidential (1958).

“Tool a fast shore, swing with a gassy chick.
Turn on to a thousand joys.
Smile on what happened, or check what’s going to happen,
You’ll miss what’s happening.
Turn your eyes inside and dig the vacuum.”

Käthe Kollwitz (July 8, 1867 – April 22, 1945)

“I have never produced anything cold but always to some extent with my blood. I do not want to die…until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown. I am in the world to change the world.”