Dangerous Compassions

ball options

Fat white woman with trash in a vacant lot.

ball options

  1.  Start carrying around a bike pump with ball needle to pump up all these flat balls we find in our neighborhood.
  2. Take all the balls home, pump them up, and re-release them in the wild as we walk.
  3. Take all the balls home, pump them up, and give them to kids I know and like, such as the kids of my friends.
  4. Make a huge sculpture of collected balls and call it Childhood Reinflated.
  5. Start an anarchist soccer league.
  6. Start a youth sports thing.
  7. Donate them to a youth sports thing that already exists.
  8. Freecycle them.
  9. Give them to bored horses.
  10. Start photographing all of them for a bougie coffee table book called Flat.
  11. Tile them with tiny mirror squares and create a disco.
  12. Become a full time player of kickback in the street in front of our house, and thus build community.
  13. Cut them in half, paint them all pretty, and hang them from strings in trees as bird houses.
  14. Start a nonprofit for redistribution of balls and see how far I can take it.
  15. Inflate them, duct tape them together, and create a boat.  Sail.

I’m falling in love with trash.  Bet you thought I was already in love with trash.  Well, I’m falling in love with trash anew.

By Laura-Marie

Good at listening to the noise until it makes sense.

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