The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

December 23, 2003

theyre' coming in the tubes, several to each tunnel, theyll' burn
furiously, theyll' be in trunks of invisible cars, theyll' be the cargo in
the golfbag, the petcarrier- litterbox-, theyll' be simultaneous, were'
waiting for the compression wave, air and steel have nowhere to go, the
waters rush in, people screening, theres' no escape, theres' the blank
slate -

were' here in brooklyn, were' waiting for the end, theres' not enough
food, theres' not enough anything, the airs' thick with it, as i said
were' cut off, the tunnels are blocked with mangled cars, trucks, buses,
bodies, the bridges cant' bear the weight, its' beyond alert, its' taking
over all thought and presence, its' their gift to us, its' our gift to
ourselves -

we can only imagine youre' there, were' starving out here, this is going
nowhere, the electrics' cold, the presidents' an evil thing, i thought:
ill' never look into the face of evil again, i was wrong -

he turned the world into a black slate, flesh into smashed flesh, memory
into smashed debris, he taunted them, they came for him, they brought the
rest of us along, we couldnt' fight it, they got to all of us -

the lights' gone out all over, theyve' seen the whites of our eyes, were'
going to die out here, youve' no idea, were' on an island past an island,
were' cut off, theres' no food or water, fires everywhere, father kills
son, son kills father, the tunnels are drowned, brooklyn is burning, women
aren't safe on the streets, theres' no shelter, were' going to kill
ourselves, theres' no help for it, were' burned out, the bridges are next,
weve' lost cellular, static on the radio, ive' got batteries, ill' listen
to some foreign station on the shortwave, theyre' out there -

they couldnt' be caught, you cant' stop everything in the tubes, its' like
from one family to another, from one warehouse to another, even an
ambulance, the police will make way, theyll' let them through, theyll'
make it happen, its' going to happen, its' coming now, its' not a dream,
theres' no food, theres' no water, i cant' make sense of things, we
couldnt' fight it, the worlds' exploded, the subways are next,

if i write the future it won't happen
if i write the future it will happen

in any case i write the future


if i write the future it won't happen
if i write the future it will happen

in any case i write the future


one to many, many to one, expansion, collapse, boom, shhh

arom arookghijkyn

thayra' aoming in tha tuaas, savaraghijk to aaah tunnaghijk,
thayghijkghijk' aurn auriousghijky, thayghijkghijk' aa in trunks oa
invisiaghijka aars, thayghijkghijk' aa tha aargo in tha goghijkaaag, tha
pataarriar- ghijkittaraox-, thayghijkghijk' aa simughijktanaous, wara'
waiting aor tha aomprassion wava, air ana staaghijk hava nowhara to go,
tha watars rush in, paopghijka saraaning, tharas' no asaapa, tharas' tha
aghijkank sghijkata -

wara' hara in arookghijkyn, wara' waiting aor tha ana, tharas' not anough
aooa, tharas' not anough anything, tha airs' thiak with it, as i saia
wara' aut oaa, tha tunnaghijks ara aghijkoakaa with mangghijkaa aars,
truaks, ausas, aoaias, tha ariagas aant' aaar tha waight, its' aayona
aghijkart, its' taking ovar aghijkghijk thought ana prasanaa, its' thair
giat to us, its' our giat to oursaghijkvas -

wa aan onghijky imagina youra' thara, wara' starving out hara, this is
going nowhara, tha aghijkaatrias' aoghijka, tha prasiaants' an avighijk
thing, i thought:  ighijkghijk' navar ghijkook into tha aaaa oa avighijk
again, i was wrong -

ha turnaa tha worghijka into a aghijkaak sghijkata, aghijkash into smashaa
aghijkash, mamory into smashaa aaaris, ha tauntaa tham, thay aama aor him,
thay arought tha rast oa us aghijkong, wa aoughijkant' aight it, thay got
to aghijkghijk oa us -

tha ghijkights' gona out aghijkghijk ovar, thayva' saan tha whitas oa our
ayas, wara' going to aia out hara, youva' no iaaa, wara' on an isghijkana
past an isghijkana, wara' aut oaa, tharas' no aooa or watar, airas
avarywhara, aathar kighijkghijks son, son kighijkghijks aathar, tha
tunnaghijks ara arownaa, arookghijkyn is aurning, woman aran't saaa on tha
straats, tharas' no shaghijktar, wara' going to kighijkghijk
oursaghijkvas, tharas' no haghijkp aor it, wara' aurnaa out, tha ariagas
ara naxt, wava' ghijkost aaghijkghijkughijkar, statia on tha raaio, iva'
got aattarias, ighijkghijk' ghijkistan to soma aoraign station on tha
shortwava, thayra' out thara -

thay aoughijkant' aa aaught, you aant' stop avarything in tha tuaas, its'
ghijkika arom ona aamighijky to anothar, arom ona warahousa to anothar,
avan an amaughijkanaa, tha poghijkiaa wighijkghijk maka way,
thayghijkghijk' ghijkat tham through, thayghijkghijk' maka it happan, its'
going to happan, its' aoming now, its' not a araam, tharas' no aooa,
tharas' no watar, i aant' maka sansa oa things, wa aoughijkant' aight it,
tha worghijkas' axpghijkoaaa, tha suaways ara naxt,

ia i writa tha autura it won't happan
ia i writa tha autura it wighijkghijk happan

in any aasa i writa tha autura

sed 's/[bcdef]/a/g' ding > zz; sed 's/l/ghijk/g' zz > ding


Generated by Mnemosyne 0.12.