Magnetics of an Advice Horizon
I clean my carpet with a gun.
Balls of cat hair puff up where the bullets hit.
Where my life had stood.
They look like baby ghostcats with no ears, tails, or limbs.
They smoke and settle.
The carpet is still dirty and is now full of black holes
so forget my first sentence.
Black umbrella wings creak open in the bionic forest.
Bats are bats.
Bionics are the study of biological principles
as applied to the design of engineering systems.
Engineering could be A B C or D
and to examine the flutter between each letter is bad luck.
Normal rats turn to lab rats whose neuro-packs
allow them to search the rubble of, say,
a monumental mental maze after its collapse.
Star is rats backwards.
Strawcab is backwards backwards.
Actually, strawcab backwards is backwarts
from which can be extracted star, rats, bats, art, war and so on.
One might say:
I used to cut my hair, now I cut my I hate America.
But secret languages are forbidden
so I have tea with six seraphim, dark-winged, on thrones at the oak table.
Things become spirited.
The winged creatures ask me to pick up some red-hot coals with my bare hands.
I say only if you teach me how to speak Saint.
Well have that arranged they say, after consulting each others eyes.
The problem of knowledge, as Kant saw it,
was how to connect the "is" of sense experience
with the "must" of necessary and universal truth.
The blisters on my hands interfere but seem holy.
Smooth plastic molded onto sharpness will perhaps take the stab from barbed wire.
Stab is bats backwards.
Brick houses hold little lives in the kitchen.
The kitten is caught in chicken wire.
The chicken is caught in kitchen wire and thawed.
When you say meow you are saying something mean in cat language.
That is why my cat hates you.
You dont know what you could be saying in cat language so dont say meow.
The creek ripples where an owl tips its wings.
Flavor is set out near the biscuits
to prove that weather makes taste
and harbors within its turbulent intrusions
the means by which to fuse.
The hybrid, in his lonely uniqueness,
makes it his business to find a way to link up Mortar and Leopard
in order to make metaphysical the masonry of animalism.
Being themselves somewhat outcast,
his failed experiments ravage the backyard
and gobble and guzzle everything in sight.
The cows double-back like hippos,
which has nothing to do with this.
Such a tender place now.
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One Amish man has become urban
and is now dusting books in the museum.
In the museum is another man throwing donuts in the air,
a witness walking sidestep,
all thick shoes and chubby cheeks
on whose flab the pair of innocent eyes may go trampolining.
Afterward, she loosens her robe to let her tattoo
show what swells a fine glow on her mixed fortress.
She puts the stomach-fire out with a silver bucket.
A gate of well-wishers cant help,
but they notice the silhouette of General Custer
in the black tarnish on the handle and point him out gleefully.
Wearing war medals, shiny under boughs of metallic dew.
A bellowed string of identifiers follows:
SirFine hatSpeaks well in deliberate nicheFanatic
then dies at the end of the block.
Hearing how to hear is hearing a loose door-latch
lock itself into a tiny cupboard,
somewhere under reducible clicks
and above a warrior fez that no one knows about
because the war it was made for
was concocted on a particular Leap Year Day that everyone forgot.
We exist tomorrow because of it.
It is an exit, this type of vision.
It is the wind or a tired apparition
kicked under the couch and left to remind no one of anything.
The historical public eye is full of bad hair-dos and thats about it.
And there is an automatic vintage-planet commitment.
Foucault notes that when man sees himself
as involved in the world and also as a transcendental source of meaning,
he enters into a strange relation with his own involvements.
This unthought must necessarily be accessible to thought.
Well have a forum about where these types of forums have gone.
Well have a quasi-Sabbath
for topics that arise in the midst of a minds bigger leaks:
Tell me if the sky will look as blue as the sailors say.
You will like me as soon as you are well.
You will like me better as soon as you are better.
My hollow part said thatthe irking gave their King messages
about what the lips in the West say when the sun goes to Heaven.
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She sets a delicate plate of steamed dandelions out.
The rusty dune buggy arrives and in the passenger seat
is a bird nest full of cut up French bread.
Trails of moss line the flat red road.
A seed is poked with green life from inside
and Im certain there is something to notice here
such as the person down front studying his own fingernail dirt.
Other saints run a small business in the garden
and these are three questions they ask in an occasional lapse of piety.
Isnt good affection good?
Isnt good affection good?
Isnt good affection good?
Beautiful hairdos happen because of weather and locked-away hats.
There is a colonel and an entire platoon in the clouds
raise up your cocktail sword and try to look a bit threatening.
A cloud-man swats flies from the mustard.
It doesnt work until he thinks of algorithms.
Posing here a divine climb, he is inclined to stoop
to give them each a tap on the bulbous eye
to shout the division between the edge and the side
to envision the slide of the veins of the things
flickering beside the knotted wood.
I would not do it against a tree.
I cooperate with the blue Octova
and leave my old clothes piled in the dirt.
After all, there are piecrusts to fill.
The last time we met we took turns
with the hand-flap gesture that means
the stuff I put in my mouth is very hot.
If you need help filling or feeling
call my friend Nav at 707-893-3121.
If you need any Thing use this Visa card.
4190 8131 3200 1702.
It expires when you cut it up.
Linda P Horton is the full name on the card.
If you need counter space, take the Orange line to Ashland
and go to 3165 Archer.
Ring the upper bell and ask for the History of Western Philosophy.
You can bake many pies in the big oven there.