1. BESPICE

    BUNS!
    To you all I do present,
    The KETCHUP and THE MEAT,
    Let each BUN open and present,
    The KETCHUP and THE MEA-EA-EAT,
    And sing a SONG!
    With natural pride,
    And frilly weeds,
    We EAT.


    [the nose is blown.]


    REJOICE,
    BESPICE you and REJOICE,
    Rejoice, REJOICE us and EAT,
    Rejoice us and eat,
    JUICE,
    JUICE,
    JUICE,
    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

     


  2. TULIP

    Friends! said Tulip.

    You must not tell me not to bark! By my barking I am here! I sustain it and it sustains me! she said.

    When I hold a longer note, it is a huge triumph! It is as if my trumpet has grown a stem as long as a hose! she said.

    Hear me! Pay attention! Or not! I will still bark! she said.

    I love my bark! My bark loves me! We are two arches that support each other! she said.

    Hear me! Pay attention! There is no not paying attention to my bark! It’s truly undeniable! she said. And with that she cut herself a piece of cake too large, it was really on the verge of falling over, it was so ungainly.

     


  3. EGGY

    EGGY walked outside. It was night and there were many holes in the ground. The rabbits had been working all day and now that the days were longer and hotter they worked even harder.


    I am a figment of my mother’s imagination, she said. When she closes her eyes at night, that’s the end of me. It is unimaginable to think that I could be out here, alone, looking at the moon, being in its light, feeling the cold, touching the ground. I am her dream right now. My body is not my own, I am a blister that fell off the bottom her left foot, I remember. But I also don’t remember. Is it possbile that I remember? My eyes are not my own. My voice is not my own.  In a way, it is offensive that I would use the word I.


    Eggy circled a young tree, one hand on the trunk. She spoke out loud: I’m scared at the thought, I’m scared at her thoughts because I am her thought and I’m only one of her thoughts. If she turns over in her sleep, I will stop existing. I’m waiting for that to happen right now. The moon will go out, the tree will collapse, my sight will fade away, my feet will tear away, my hands will tear away. Last of all, my voice will stop coming out of my mouth. There will be no mouth, no working parts at all. I’m so scared when she goes to sleep because I know my end is coming. She will call out, I’ll feel a moment of pain and then I’ll disintegrate. It’s a cheat that I’m still here.

     

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  5. goodbye winter sun.
    who will be our new sun though?

     

  6. VINCENT GIARD
    has made this picture of a small girl at her grandma’s house. 


    WE (me, you, etc.)
    wish this girl good health because it looks like she resting from a hurt foot.

    HURT FOOT




    WE
    would, however, please ask her to return Eggy’s coat.



    COAT






    EGGY
    would like to add, “that’s is a jacket actually.”



    JACKET
    or coat: not important.


    NOT IMPORTANT
    —that means “besides the point.”




    WHERE’S GRANDMA
    by the way?

     

     

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