One by One at Closeup – Series E #31-33

All cards in series E say “Applied Chaos Theory and Emergent Systems on a Shoestring Budget” on part of them. #32 Who sweated every detail was also who cared nothing for the past. But a sweater was chosen. A penguin elected. A dub thrash musician elevated. A small girl sat as sole justice of the […]

Be Prepared to Stop at Any Moment

°° […] intersection, a roadwork sign warned: BE PREPARED TO STOP AT ANY MOMENT. I felt my jaw dropping. It sounded like a warning, and also a reminder, as if I needed one, that most likely I wouldn’t be hearing […] ° At all times, remain alert Whether alert to the monster I’s mutterings, Or […]

Disorderly [conduct] Tiles

The thing you never notice The tiles on the floor They run in checkered patterns Line borders Maintain the veneer of the clock-world Whitish speckle, perfect level, hard concrete for your toes Until one day, you’ve noticed someone took a special touch Made it more inviting, de-institutioned your morning rush

Truth Doesn’t Make a Noise

Halfway to the sound and fury Starting from first past the post We stick our fingers in our ears and say “La, La, La, I can’t hear you!” The end is nigh, or the trend is pell-mell, helter skelter When the tubes begin to eat your brains, note how they are televisions that watch back, […]