A DAY AT THE MALL REMINDS ME OF AMERICA
Recently, my 14 year old sister was approached at the mall to see if she'd be interested in working at Hollister, or Abercrombie and Fitch, or American Eagle. I can't remember.
She's that beautiful. And with the mall's lights all around her—I can only imagine.
Yet on Facebook, one of her friends calls her a loser. More write, “I hate you.”
I wonder if Kanye knows that these girls are experimenting. As with rum. As with skin, all the ways to touch it.
My day at the mall begins with a Wild Cherry ICEE and an Auntie Anne's Original Pretzel. A craving.
I pass women who you can tell are pregnant, and I know we all might be carrying daughters.
The mall is so quiet. The outside of the Hollister looks like a tropical hut, like the teenage girls should be sweating inside.
No one’s holding doors for me yet, but they will as I take the shape of my child.
And if my child has a vicious tongue, it will take shape lapping at my breast.
by Sarah Blake
A poem by Sarah Blake adapted by Ayse Altinok for Motionpoems.
Executive Producers: TODD BOSS, EGG CREATIVE, and AMANDA MILLER
Production Support: PSYOP
Producer: JEREMY SCHNEIER
Cast: TAHTIANNA HALE, ALLY OSBORNE, ABEL MALONE, and JEN MALONE
Director: AYSE ALTINOK
Cinematography: GREG SCHMITT
Assistant Camera: MIKEL COOK
DIT: BENJI BRUCKER
Grip: DYLAN ZWICKER
Gaffer: FRO WATERS
Swing: MICHAEL FITZGERALD
Art Director: BOWEN AMES
Wardrobe Assistant: DAYOUNG KIM
Hair & Makeup: AMY GILLESPIE
Production Assistant: CEYLAN ERGUN
Art Department Assistant: NIA MALONE
Editor: KATIE TURINSKI
Audio Finishing: EGG CREATIVE
Voice Over: KATIE TURINSKI
Color: KIM STEVENSON
Title Design: SEZAY ALTINOK
Casting Director: SIMON MAX HILL
Casting Associate: CRYSTAL WALEN
Casting Assistant: RACHEL MOSSEY
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