My cereal tastes funny does your cereal taste funny? Like OK, no one trusts the things I’m saying, too much archaeology not enough cultural anthropology or is it too much cultural anthropology not enough uh we had been walking together for centuries, sucking on stones, on cavern gas. My house disgusted me so I slept in a tent. My tent disgusted me so I slept in the grass. The grass disgusted me. I’m looking for the origins of inequality, mouth stuffed with garlic cloves, the knot of twine held my legs to my body, they met like the part of the tree where Hans Bellmer’s birds live, I brought my students a poem about rape and they said they were surprised I disrespected them in that way. One woman said clean yourself up with a cocktail napkin, my feet had dirt on them pretty much all the time because it was my birthday. And foragers had towns, and towns had bosses, or so they say, and the fish in the sea do not even own clothing. I mean, “And the fish swim in the lake and do not even own clothing.” My creature is ﬁlled with creatures. Imagine this as a dough-shaped creature. You will need a can opener to open your hill of beans. One of the equations was chasing another through a derivation, the chunky brash expression suddenly reciprocal’d tearing off a chunk of the other expression’s variable for coding the probability lemma, ejecting an H which created a sample space where at once the GREEN VICTOR HUGO was standing. “Romance Unites Science With Revolution,” said the indomitable H over the fundamental lemma. Canterel approached the great variable, and pulled out his key, a large golden key on which was written: I wish I did not have to write the instruction manual on the uses of a new metal. The shock waves from an explosion blow the bomber’s head to smithereens but for some reason leave the face intact as a sort of peeled, rubbery pentimento, like a condom that stares back at you. “So here’s the thing, Gary, you’re the kind of person who wants to live up to your full human potential. You crave deep and meaningful relationships. A fulfilling and lucrative career. No problem, right? After all, you meditate as often as possible. You practice creative visualization. You build yourself up with affirmations. So of course you’re probably thinking to yourself, ‘I’m not one of those people who sabotages myself at every turn!’” Oh, but you are, Blanche, you are. I suddenly understood how we can “objectively” prove that the world exists. If we were creating it all with our minds, we would not be receiving e-mails from Silva Mind Control. The all-cotton twill is soft, yarn dyed, wondrously micro-detailed, and beefy: great for sliding on over a T. The popover-style shirt has a four-button front placket, one chest pocket, and a straight hem with side vents. Herringbone tape trims the inside neck seam, and there's a chambray locker loop on back. Variegated hues and stripes hum together like a perfect fall Saturday when the hills are peaking with color. Star ship directive or some such Google law. I’m sure it will all work out in the end. The tiger, for example, went on to be a spokes-model for a cereal chain. Those toddlers with guns? They went on to be TSA agents. That seagull? I think they wrote a book about him in the 70’s. Time traveling seagull named Jonathon with a penchant for Chinese take out. And Anne Elke? Well, we all know she became popular as a dinosaur expert. I love you dearly, Arielle, but Deepak Chopra knows NOTHING about quantum fields.
[Note: Sources: Hannah Gamble, “Group-Meditation Post-Allison”, “How I Lived for Several Months”, “Leisure, Hannah, Does Not Agree with You”, “Leisure, Hannah, Does Not Agree with You”, “Think About a Knot of Twine”, Disrespectful Poem”, “Somewhere Golden”, “Letter from There”, at ink node; JBR; Sean Bonney, “after Rimbaud: The Kidnap and Murder of David Cameron”, at Abandoned Buildings, 10 Dec 012; Ezra Pound, “Salutation”; Marcus Slease, “Deliberate Bardo”, “Lemon Centre with an Orange Twist”, “Easy Rabbit Soup”, at InDigest Magazine, 6 Dec 012; phaneronoemikon, “Jogging With Roussel 16: Part 1”, at Jellybean Weirdo with Electric Snake Fang, 10 Dec 012; John Ashbery, “The Instruction Manual”, at Poetry Foundation; Gary Indiana, “Flu Season”, at Vice, 10 Dec 012; blurb for “Many-Splendored Stripe Shirt”, at Territory Ahead, as seen 11 Dec 012, via Robert Archambeau, FB post, 11 Dec 012; Vanessa Place, “30 Shocking and Unexpected Google Street View Photos”, at Everyday Genius, 11 Dec 012; JBR, FB comment, 11 Dec 012]