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For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. 24 Dave Brinks The Halo Factory for Andrei Codrescu often I mistake the opening in my soul for a knife which is a curse for the insane. it usually follows after every polite sentence and unbuttons the blood on my hip. it was given to me by the barefooted goddess of dice in the space of a kiss whose smile tastes like whatever desires you most. there is no escape. being amused will haunt you forever, as am I, from having survived this wasted body, and for having loved more than I could.
From consequences the inexplicable filled with prey. It becomes the politicians, film stars and TV. “Now do any of you, who see so clearly through the trickery of my poor little, twelve-foot clown, and the trickery of my slow-developing telepathist — do any of you see through the message Aesir meant for my intellect, and not my mind? The message he did not speak, but acted? This is only a test. Providence bears in its wake, a formed welcoming world. By thus suburban housewifes, (b) the terminal.
S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. Another South 15 You are reading copyrighted material published by the University of Alabama Press. S. Copyright law is illegal and injures the author and publisher. For permission to reuse this work, contact the University of Alabama Press. 16 Jake Berry I came here to speak of the gathering dead of the smell of singed hair of the songs the dead sing in their bodies when breath is no longer possible and the ghost cannot fly I came here to speak of the dew colored leopard that circles them as they pass between posts that rise on either side of a river that floods when the slaughter begins I came here to disavow the electronic haze of eternity that saturates our eyelids when we corrupt our animal silence and wear blindness like a skin offering cold neurons to the close night breathing I came here to sing from out of the river’s mouth, to brood in those impenetrable waters, so deep into the green turbulence that I drink anoccult maelstrom of faces, warped and lost from their skulls half eaten by faceless creatures but still alive in some recess the mind invents to deny the pure truth of its terror.
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