The body has a structure, sponge-
like, cone-shaped. When coiled
it becomes enclosed within the
body — a crucial epistemological
The cathedral is
a unified architectural symbol, un
projet artistique et culturel de terri-
toire. A position of the legs, the
sense of two very separate forces.
Imperialism is about to reach its
limitations, part of the collective
memory. She spoke to me in French.
I use the warehouse template. It
does not produce any translations.
after the painting by Magritte
The hot air balloon has
been stolen from another
painting; as have the river
& the hills it weaves be-
tween. Then there's the
curtain which has been
on show so many times
that it would otherwise
appear threadbare were
it not for the wardrobes
full of similar things —
taken from clotheslines
& salons & a number of
theaters — which are easy
to switch between. Now
focus on the thief himself,
who, out in public & with
an eye to propriety, has
foregone the purloined
jacket worn in tense times
past — including le présent —
on the off chance he might
just come across its owner.
from 100 Titles from Tom Beckett
#6: Undone Songs
El Scorcho is absolutely amazing. I'm
a lonely nerd in high school so I can
relate to the sad constant pining for
people who don't want you pretty well.
We just caught the lightning. Uplifting, but
not happy. Somebody who walked her
own path. I wanted you to get chills, go in
reverse when you heard. Time After Time.
It’s easy to assume that because you’re
texting you're in a relationship. Sawing
strings supported by guitar. Bitter Sweet
Symphony died in the backseat of a car.
I took the road to hell. Freedom. I took
the knife as well. Freedom. Sometimes
the clothes do not make the man. Free-
dom. On your rock & roll TV. Freedom.
A line from Chubby Checker
I am wearing nose clips: the
Randy Codgers Band has a song
about them; along the lines of keep
those nasty amoebas away from
the chicken coop — or was it
chicken soup? Either way, I have
a 3-year kitchen appliance pro-
tection plan that should take
care of me as long as I stay out
of the sunlight. I'm well aware
that someone who didn't follow
similar advice was found dead
last month in a Medina County
culvert. It's why I wear a medical
bracelet to make it clear I wantmy flowers before that happens.