16 Jun

he lifted his head lifted his eyes lifted his arm which had had its blood cut off for a period of time during the course of the night and felt numb from the elbow down lifted his carcass lifted the rain barrel revealing medium to large white maggots housed underneath and a flattened roach the size of a half lizard / being good was bad for business / it took a gargantuan effort / scanned the news wires over instant coffee jesus shit americans in france are citified with hardened arteries he thought and blue smoke mixed with absinthe from illicit cafés tucked into the sides of alleys like rubber batons jabbed into decaying ribs of mental patients confined to oddly numbered wards / idiot where’s my big mac / remember (insert bar code) leave your shoes at the Centro-Matic the screen barked and now calisthenics followed by large then small arm circles jumping jacks brushing teeth a quick dry shave hat and shoes and off he went stepping onto the treadmill which took him to the granite ministry of such and such where he pushed white paper into chattering machines spitting out updates and retreads of rewritten paragraphs about buses running into ravines the banana trade guerrillas decapitating hostages in hidden pockets of rainforest revolutions begun revolutions thwarted obits of famous souls who were born and lived and died like everyone else / idiot where’s my big mac / remember (insert bar code) leave your shoes at the Centro-Matic the screen barked after several hours and now a brief period of respite in a side room used for eating followed by an elongated high pitch whistle the indication of an arrest

(for your review. cont3aband found in drywall of washroom underneath sink pipe. wall was sealed by independent cont3actor bar code: 445-87-1208. unlicensed. unlisted in directory. ministry of information communiqué zed-four-four)


3 Responses to “re-usethinklivecordgeneratetread”

  1. momentofchoice 16/06/2009 at 11:33 AM #


  2. JAC 16/06/2009 at 12:13 PM #

    Stream of consciousness aside, I really like this one. Once again, we’re on the same wavelength. Not sure how to describe that wavelength but who wants a description like that in the comments anyway?
    Thanks for the inclusion of ‘zed’.

  3. (S)wine 16/06/2009 at 12:41 PM #

    dystopia! we have arrived.
    i actually thought about this much more than it seems; especially formatting. i was taught “zed” way back when. it is still used in the household, but not by me.

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