“eternity was in our lips and eyes” -brave new world

i. eternity was in our lips and eyes. forever was holding hands with us kissing us and talking us into touching and feeling around. was taking off our clothes and telling us to stay awhile and everything would be fine.

because mostly it was

ii. This felt like stars embedded in a sky like glass and gravel after too much too drink. She’s not cognizant. “my baby saw a big man on the tv set wearin’ a santa clause suit and a fake beard”, she said that like it didn’t even matter. “but what did he say?” you ask her.

“i don’t even remember” she lit another cigarette and went to sleep.

iii. We are living in a world full of mean bad things. We let our children become thugs but we still try and love them. These day’s i was letting death work for me, even when i was feeling fine.

Was a quarter not enough to put in the metal bucket at the salvation army? The coin plinked pitifully off the tin bottom. The big man in red fur that hardly appeared natural looked at you expectantly. Now you were remembering what he had said on tv.

iv. “i think i joined a cult”, was what the note she left for him on the front door said.

“why did you join a cult?” he had asked.

“i don’t know it was an accident”, she was defensive.

But everything had been changing since people started projecting all of their garbage into outer space. The holidays were going to be very different this year


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