(hit the play button and watch my film aposiopesis above)

beyond salvation



bathed in green light

straddles arms akimbo

the fat man

working furiously 

on himself


no closer to heaven 

or beyond salvation

than he was this morning in

the confessional


what price redemption?




thinks of johnny

his name indelible on her

pendulous breast —

the      y      truncated by

stretch marks


in the dank corner

among the roaches

electra’s son

eats leaded paint flakes



beyond salvation


“Forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable.  Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not.  Habit will help you finish and polish your stories.  Inspiration won’t.  Habit is persistence in practice.”  

— Octavia Butler

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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