and the first thing to minding is always the cold and the damper. The cold and dampid of last week’s sweat. The cold and damped first-time dumpee and the cold damprue rowing in morning fog the cold dampent edge of lonely car parked overnight ad hoc the cold dam neath the fing (her nails), or all todamper in the morning the break pause the evener meal in the aftermath of wetgate. The cold of a. The dead amp of a well let’s just burn—
Transport stipulation worries a lineup at the bus terminal, then at the entryway, then at the bus proper, though the bus is anything but proper. Those aiming for functions will be sorely disppointed.Those aiming for disappointment are also likely to be disappointed. All suspicious mouths are inspected for fire and other unpleasantries before any heads of any state are allowed through. Those whose mouths are on fire are laughed at cruelly and heartlessly all along the way. Each body part, however, is succeeded by a thermometer reading of said part, wherefore any and all feverish components of each passenger shall be caught up with, then blocked off at the threshold of first aggresion.
As body parts are isolated, then whisked off to be quarantined, a crowd of noses slowly accumulates, pressing haphazardly against windows, any window, any glass, looking, looking for the day, for a cover, if only to get out of this place.
Anger performance I
Leave the house with acoustic guitar over the shoulder, slung, and walk as if, as if cool, as in iss all cool,for the german homies
And only on a bright and shiny day
Walk until the path is crossed by an insect
(See appendix C regarding which insects are most appropriate)
At which point begin the documentation
At which point raise the gee-tar
High high overhead at a fairly steady clip
Document: h = height
Document: h of 1 thru 6 = height of each string of the guitar to the nearest micrometer relative to 0, where 0 = the ground directly underneath the feet of the insect
And then lower the guitar very very quickly in a smooth arc that shall culminate through the body of the insect, let’s say for example grasshopper or ladybug
The sound shall be documented with each of the strings isolated and all the gee-tar-generated sounds graphed separately from the grasshopper or ladybug-generated sounds. A verbal description, such as ‘The grasshopper or ladybug screams without shaking its fists in the air,’ may be included with the graph.
All documentation shall be produced and printed within the hour of incidence, one copy of which shall be mailed to the Office of Insect Harrassment, at which point a generic letter of apology shall be issued and mailed to the surviving spouse and children of the late grasshopper or ladybug, if any such creatures admit to partaking in such relations.
(Absolutely no one makes any amends to the guitar, itself a very loved and affected instrument, not pretty nor expensive, but loved all the same, destroyed all the same, sometimes having been accused of making a sound similar to that of love.)
SAWAKO NAKAYASU's books include So we have been given time Or, (Verse, 2004) Nothing fictional but the accuracy or arrangement (she, (forthcoming from Quale Press, 2005) and Clutch (Tinfish chapbook, 2002). More information is available at http://www.factorial.org/sn/sn_home.html