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by bob schofield
Mindy Kaling, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)
“They are taking control of the water supply. They are breaking dams, and flooding crops, and destroying the food supply of an entire country. They are forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes. It seems that there is a hand behind all of this. They are very calculating. They are making their moves very carefully to destroy the human soul. They want to rob an entire people of food and water and homes, as if to wipe them from the pages of history. And when they take the homes from these people, the children have no place to play. The children have no place to be young. No physical space, and no emotional space. They have no place to be a child, so their only frame of reference is war and fighting. And when that’s all they know, how can they grow up to be doctors and teachers? All they can possibly know is the desire for revenge and hatred for their enemies. I wish people would understand that Iraq is filled with intelligent, civilized people. This was the cradle of civilization in the Ancient World. Even the Garden of Eden was here. These aren’t dust covered, nameless refugees being forced from their homes. The refugee camps are filled with architects, and musicians, and teachers.”
I stockpile amulets against the
old ways, just in case.
The latest from a book about fishing:
There’s nothing interesting about a resistible urge.
Drifted around CVS after he called
stoned in the way where all the world’s a cartoon,
clutching a handful of cheap mascaras.
Each a transformative offering:
cat eyes, ‘wide-eyed manga look’,
something to do with stilettos.
I chose ‘Illegal length’,
batted lacquered lashes
over the giant margarita’s rim
in mimicry of some illicit invitation
Our talk was direct, instead,
close enough to tension-drained.
His voice tilted concerned,
like fidelity’s a disease I caught.
Another round to realize, & not for the first time,
how I remember things all wrong.
Which is to say, incandescently.
Didn’t his eyes used to do something
in the old poems?
Before, the air stilled.
I called it a glitch,
hypergraphia, temporary psychosis,
the flu, the spins.
All the words I mistook for sleepwalking.
Fox News headlines v. real headlines, part 2425183.
The brunette part is really important.
Fun fact, our hair color reveals our place in pansexual society. Blondes are our record keepers. The great librarians, they collect, analyze, store, and distribute information to the rest of us. They are blonde because they reflect the light of knowledge. Those with Black Hair are our inventors. They investigate, produce, and teach new technologies so that we may thrive in future times. Their hair is black because of their frequent dives into the void of the unknown. Brunettes are our ambassadors. They interact with people, plants, and animals, forging bonds that can protect us when we are threatened. Their hair is brown because of their deep connection to the earth.
And as for redheads.
You don’t want to know the purpose of the Red Heads. But may their hellfire consume our enemies.