Il bambino tossico

I personaggi dei disegni di Tim Burton, già conosciuti e amati dalla sottoscritta grazie al libro Morte malinconica di un bambino ostrica e altre storie, diventano ora protagonisti di una serie di filmati flash. Firmati da Burton e realizzati dagli studi Flinch. Imbattibile l’episodio di Roy the Toxic boy.

To those who knew him

-his friends-

we called him Roy.

To others he was known

as that horrible Toxic Boy.

He loved ammonia and asbestos,

and lots of cigarette smoke.

What he breathed in for air

would make other people choke!

His very favorite toy

was a can of aerosol spray;

he’d sit quietly and shake it,

and spray it all the day.

He’d stand inside the garage

in the early-morning frost,

waiting for the car to start

and fill him with exhaust.

The one and only time

I ever saw Toxic Boy cry

was when some sodium chloride

got into his eye.

One day for fresh air

they put him in the garden.

His face went deathly pale

and his body began to harden.

The final gasp of his short life

was sickly with despair.

Whoever thought that you could die

from breathing outdoor air?

As Roy’s soul left his body

we all said a silent prayer.

It drifted up to heaven

and left a hole in the ozone layer.

(tim burton)

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