May 27, 2008

Onward and Onward

Written by Heather Christle

Read by Adam Clay

In 1887 the Army Benevolent Fund decided
to charge rent to veterans who cluttered
their otherwise peaceful brains. In 1423
the Indian Ocean demanded respite and
the starfish departed for a spell, vacationed
in Brittany, became the first buttons. Last year
I determined the precise weight of the animals.
They were so grateful they made me mayor.
History’s full of recipes & despair. In illustrations
it’s a tugboat and we’ll all be carried home.
My understanding’s incomplete. For instance,
these costumes are clearly stunning, but what’s
occurring underneath? No liver would call me
a friend. More importantly, the twentieth century
gave us Chevrolets. We get around. Even now,
gnawing on the future’s lip, I see workers en route
and there is nothing they’re not bound to mend.