Endangered Species

by Alexnder Schlutz

Right by the barricades on the north-east corner of 5th avenue and 57th street, where the unending throng of protesters united in the NYC Women’s march was dispersed by the NYPD, just a few tantalizing blocks short of the home-stretch to Trump tower, a group of crazed, caged chimeras was forced to sell Louis Vuitton merchandise on January 21st 2017. Fantasies of a sickened imagination, they stared silently into the void, suspended somewhere between cruelty, thoughtlessness, and the gaze of a culture gone off the rails. They didn’t need to hold any signs.

Fortunately, the 42nd street lions were ready to help.