Unmapped roads. Whispering rocks. Deadening fog. Ghost pirates. Lonely islands. THINGS in the WOODS. Ships who chat with each other, ships who have chosen names like the Falling Outside The Normal Moral Constraints, Just the Washing Instruction Chip in Life’s Rich Tapestry, The Cartoon’s Mother Builds a House in Hammerspace, The Quickening, and The Salesmen Open Their Trenchcoats, All Filled With Possible Names for the Watch. “What do you call a field of black phones ringing?” A “goat in the snow”. Which means it’s not your birthday but I’m giving you this candy bar and a flashlight for your mouth, because near the middle of “How to Avoid Confronting Most Large Animals,” the speaker says: For all intensive purposes, the fire distinguishers are pigments of the imagination, ready to burst all over the philharmonic snare traps of the mysterious pink light. In the long field beyond there were likely bodies. We left them in peace. These are things people can do to / themselves / they are: / leave molotov cocktail on own yard / set fire to own house / leave a glass of urine on own porch / leave an envelope of feces outside / own door send a butcher knife to self at work / if the universe is unnatural, with extremely unlikely fundamental constants, then an enormous number of universes must exist for our improbable case to have been realized, i.e., in a crustal melt, the process of fluid vowel transport affects both the rheology and lettristic evolution of the crust. Although it may not itself remain after slow melt extraction, no one, of course, would concern him / herself with such studies if there were not a creature called Chuangmei. ‘What’s your name then?’ you ask her. ‘Chuangmei.’ A single event, a small reddish dot on the social belly. If that messy web didn’t work, the peripheral nerve endings were sliced. Easy. (A hole grows at the center and water / Doesn’t fill it, even if you dive in.) But to return to an objective alienation (as opposed to the vernacular ‘feeling alienated’ which referring back to ‘feeling judged’ or ‘feeling paranoid’ is not a true feeling but should not be summarily dismissed, although the feelings one may have due to concrete alienation may be more than a Durkheimian anomie I hope one gets the picture, especially as, again, emotions are materially of the body and therefore are directly related to labour-time in the way the body is), there is research that this shit is directly related to hypervigilance, this is a mental (and therefore bodily) state where the amygdala, that reptilian part of the brain (remember we have evolved the brain is no aristotlean ideal form it is better understood in Deleuze’s use of the concept of morphogenesis, so each part builds on an earlier parts (there will be some loss but the useful remnants of our ancestors are kept and built on – this includes the reptilian part, and yes, the emotional part is the mammalian for nurturing live young and in some species social cohesion, and yes there is a later cognitive / linguistic add on, that communicates via the ordofrontal cortex that regulates stress in humans) that controls fight or flight (or freeze), has gone into overdrive.
[Note: Sources: “epigraph” to Strange Maine; Mark Sumner, “The Culture Novels of Iain M Banks”, at The Daily Kos, 9 Jun 013 (RIP Iain [M] Banks); titles of three poems by Patricia Lockwood, as mentioned in Carleen Tibbets, “Balloon Pop Outlaw Black by Patricia Lockwood”, at Hangman 15; Emily Pettit, and Nate Logan, as quoted in Logan’s “Goat in the Snow by Emily Pettit”, at Hangman 15; JBR; Adam Dickinson, “Cigar. Toss It In A Can. It Is So Tragic”, “Hoarding”, at Lemon Hound, 6 Jun 013; Jeet Heer, “Philip K. Dick Versus the Literary Critics”, at Jeet Heer; Michael D Snediker, “Doubleback”, in The Apartment of Tragic Appliances; Juliana Spahr, “thrashing seems crazy”, as quoted in “abstract” to Sianne Ngai, “Bad Timing (A Sequel). Paranoia, Feminism, and Poetry”, at Project Muse; Natalie Wolchover and Simons Science News, “New Physics Complications Lend Support to Multiverse Hypothesis: Decades of confounding experiments have physicists considering a startling possibility: The universe might not make sense”, at Scientific American, 1 Jun 013, via Timothy Morton, “Meillassoux’s Universe Endorsed”, at Ecology without Nature, 9 Jun 013; Craig Dworkin, “Chapter One: Tectonic Grammar”, in Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology Second Edition (ed. Paul Hoover); Chuangmei: An Exhibition by Simon Elmer & Geraldine Dening, at The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Sean Bonney, Document, at Barque Press; Elena Rivera, “from Mistakes, Accidents and a Want of Liberty”, at Barque Press; Dominic Fox, FB comment, 10 Jun 013]