As I get older, genitals grow less interesting. Every time you blink you carbon trade, so don’t blink. Is this my work? It is a good ear and has been licked. Note to self: footnote Bo Derek, 7-11 and Yngwie Malmstein. And steal Justin’s description of divine afflatus: “the kind of blowjob only a Genius could deliver.” And connect it to Reitha Pattison’s “oxygen / at 30% as the dragon rises in a- / chromatic scales / their own hue lost / along with other wet / dreams of chivalry.” So there you have it. Of the top 35 news stories only two of them relate to the fact that the continent is bankrupt, and they don’t even get a mention until number 30. What are you looking at, dog. Did you know fruit flies can have sex for twenty minutes? That’s like half their lifespan. There’s a couple going at it on the parquet floor. The future of the species depends on it. Unless they’re just writhing in death throes — how does my x-ray vision know when to stop? Can you just give yourself a nickname like “Third Eagle of the Apocalypse” or do you have to wait for someone else to give it to you? I can picture Third Eagle and Steve Roggenbuck battling each other with light sabers and random names and verse numbers like: “Juan, chapter 38 verse 7 says you shall fetch me a pastrami sandwich.” “Well, Buddy, 21:4 says you should kick down 3 bucks so I can eat a Taco Supreme® made with premium seasoned beef, crisp lettuce, diced juicy red ripe tomatoes, real cheddar cheese and topped with cool reduced-fat sour cream, in a shell made from Nacho Cheese Doritos® Chips.” I remember that I loved you at the Comic-Con, but I don’t remember which one.
March, in April and September.’
- Gruneberg and Jacobs,
Spanish Through Word Association
I speak frenzy; I live frenzy, I ride a cellphone surfhoverboard through the sky like the silver surfer, the mercury surfer! and that cellphone’s ringtone is 47 miles of barbed wire, cobra-snake for a necktie, brand new house on the roadside, made from rattlesnake hide, brand new chimney made on top, made out of human skull. Now come on take a walk with me, note to self: cut in lines from “Ode to TL61P 3” beginning “Horror of senior liquidity managers” to middle of next page, “I saw the devil’s finger in Monterrey.” Light coming into fog against invisible / / top of ridge, bird chirping from branch / / in foreground, sound of wave in channel. “Then / All of a sudden // I saw jerky // A curtain / Of jerky spread / Over the world.” (“I CAN’T WAIT FOR A THICKER COCK”) “Abundance / And parsimony / Are the wicked parsley / In my frizzy hair.” I am a love theorist. I am an event that lives in the world. I am a love theorist, how did that happen? I was doing ideology critique and fell down the rabbit hole, the donut hole, the pipette. Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. This is why, perhaps, Laplanche uses the word “metabolize.” Remember way back when? When “Actual meat turns green”? A slag of glitter outside the glassworks. A monument to formal annihilation. Man on trial for staring at TV. Sean, Rupture – as formal activity. What do we translate it into? I have melted and re-formed quotations from the following into its forming action: Adorno, Auden, Badiou, Bad Prophets Err, Bonney, David Cameron, Clark Coolidge, Simon Critchley, Duckweed, flarf, W.S. Graham, Guattari, Simon Jarvis, Primo Levi, Kruk, Marcuse, Meschonnic, Milton, Pasternak, Penny Lane Graffitist, John Rajchman, Rancière, David Toop, and Two geopolitically-challenged ‘scallies’ from Wavertree, Liverpool. Is there or is there not a problem with the Greenland Ice Sheet? Then someone said “Corso? / Why do I know the name Corso?” / O my elegiac feelings American! / I pumped him full of lost watches, / Screaming “Warthog! Marriage! / You must learn to love the Bomb!” / / Then Dan and I went down to Chinatown / And drank a couple Tsing Tao beers.
[Note: Sources: Keston Sutherland, “Ode to TL61P 3”, in Crisis Inquiry / Damn the Caesars, Summer 012; JBR, but see Justin Katko, “Notes on Hot White Andy (2007)”, in Crisis Inquiry / Damn the Caesars, Summer 012; JBR; Reitha Pattison, “From A Droll Kingdom”, in Crisis Inquiry / Damn the Caesars, Summer 012; Jason Heppenstall, “The Lazy Sunbathers”, at 22 Billion Energy Slaves, 24 Jul 012; Elisa Gabbert, “Poem with Diorama”, “Poem with a Superpower”, at Anti- 1; Ben Mirov, “Some Notes on ‘DANIEL, ZOMBIES AND WORLD WAR 3’”, at HTMLGIANT, 25 Jul 012; “Doritos Locos Tacos”, at Taco Bell; Joe Luna, “Appendix: Babe Accumulator” (part of “Failcore”?), in Crisis Inquiry / Damn the Caesars, Summer 012; a chapter epigraph to Michel Houellebecq, Lanzarote, and phaneronoemikon, as quoted in phaneronoemikon’s “Rattlesnake”, at Jellybean Weirdo With Electric Snake Fang, 25 Jul 012; Kenny Gamble and Jerry J Ross, “Who Do You Love?”; JBR (the “Ode” is by Keston Sutherland); Bruce LaBruce, “Wondering... Religion in Monterrey”, at Vice, 24 Jul 012; Stephen Ratcliffe, “7.25”, at Temporality, 25 Jul 012; Ariana Reines, as quoted in B K Fisher, “Amen: Ariana Reines’s Erotic Soul”, at Boston Review, Jul / Aug 012; Lauren Berlant, “THE BOOK OF LOVE IS SAD AND BORING, NO ONE CAN LIFT THE DAMN THING …”, at Supervalent Thought, 3 Jun 012; “Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots” (title of a play at the La Jolla Playhouse, 6 Nov – 16 Dec 012); JBR; Robert Sheppard, “Bad Poems for Bad People!”, at Intercapillary Space, 25 Jul 012; JBR]