Monthly Archives: October 2020

no joy in transgression…

avuncular and antediluvian my four uncles speak of biblical rains: ¡lo que viene por ahí! i’m conducting my cornu and sistrum band we make a heavenly racket there is dispatch in our notes alacrity in our fingers smell of ozone … Continue reading

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inebrium sanctum nada dada…

Hibby Shake: Nada Dada (#1020) Reading the lists results in desultory nauseam, in vibrotactile waves overcoming my hands — shaking — shaking arms, head, torso, legs. I become gelatinous on an armature that settles solid into the grass. I can’t … Continue reading

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sunfish can tell…

Sacrafect Bioluminescence Because I didn’t want to go, I made my partner cry. I feel poorly today, both physically and now because I made him cry. I have a predisposition for alienation — and a tendency to make more of … Continue reading

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perfect disasters redux…

Perfect Disasters The devil is making appearances on a daily basis. I’m making something of a Herculean effort to quash this Sisyphean impulse. My parents come home early and discover me playing with large cockroaches while the guitar in the … Continue reading

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because… america…

Auspicious of…? because… america… “You do the little job you’re trained to do. Pull a lever. Push a button. You don’t understand and any of it, and then you just die.” — Chuck Palahniuk / Fight Club

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it’s ok, really…

Afterword My grandmother called to thank me for placing her dentures on her chest as they wheeled her out of the Catholic Hospice. She said she didn’t think she’d need them, that I embarrassed her in the parking lot that … Continue reading

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your perfidious mouth…

Intractable You dream Your tongue is loosed Upon that intractable wafer Glued to the roof Of your perfidious Mouth “No smoking in the torture chamber.” — Samuel Beckett / Dream of Fair to Middling Women

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benefic and soporific…

Gutbucket Desideratum Mutagens remain in the environment. The disaster follows a now familiar course. During the early stages of the emergency clean-up a bestial man cried: I sing in praise of older gutbuckets. I pledge to be benefic and soporific … Continue reading

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the nudie pics…

Praise for thee istsfor manity reader: “I suffered from a severe case of leopard spotting, it led to a loss of jobs, family, and friends. Reading the thee istsfor manity reader every morning was directly responsible for my adding 20 … Continue reading

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fear the consequences…

Unknown Characteristics (cut-up 1012) I am a 10-year veteran of disaster remediation. There is no reliable data. The operation has to be planned from scratch. Speak only in the most general terms. It is so secret I can’t call my … Continue reading

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