Retarding Passages in Exchange for a Meager Plot
150e001>I cried the first time I heard him sing. Very softly it destroyed my reasoning.150e001> 150e002>The pen itself resists writing down such voluptuous nonsense.150e002> 150e003>I become a dull stuttering scholar.150e003> 150e004>Rays of language answer whether I want them to or not.150e004>
150e005>I had funky primitive equipment.150e005> 150e006>Everything was mono. All of the birds talking at once.150e006> The vacuum cleaner motor had a drone, so I played along with that:
150e007>Dearest __ (a single upper case initial inscribed on page 24 — feathers optional) 150e007>
We are either going to dissolve as a human race or we are going to break through into a new understanding of what it is to be a human being.
150e008>I can picture a whole opera in my mind. A gentle puppet show traces the origin of a few ideas.150e008> 150e009>While peeping through little holes an audience rids itself of itself.150e009> 150e010>Reflections in bent aluminum foil watching painted replicas enjoy the tactile thing.150e010>
150e011>I am indifferent to railways and common noises. Their vibrations create a weapon inside me.150e011> 150e012>I recite by heart the daily headlines to reduce their effectiveness.150e012> 150e013>I can’t determine the points of pressure against my skull. But in the dark I can search a room for a small pair of scissors or even a needle and find them.150e013> 150e014>It was a huge room I remembered from college. People asleep in hammocks who didn’t wake up in time.150e014> 150e015>Lifelong habits. The vividness of a bird about to be eaten by a cat.150e015> 150e016>Large dragon-like shapes that sit beside me when I play the notes.150e016> 150e017>Insects of all sorts come out of the piano bench.150e017> They remind me of the old dances. 150e018>I watch my hands move over a black and white surface in the shape of child.150e018> 150e019>He’s made out of bathroom tiles. His face like slips of paper.150e019> 150e020>He makes me kiss my own arrangements.150e020>