1. Though our radiator is painted the color of the walls we know he's there. Whatever we set on top of him bursts angrily into flame. He has come to be known as Petulant. He has come to be known as Wasted Space. To be contrary, the radiator will not heat us when we need it. "If only I could find his fucking face,"
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If you, Tom, could see this inflight video map
of the world turning wildly on its axis
you would not, I think, be mad, though it is not
on paper, and that is what you do, but it is
a useful thing to see the earth twisted up like this;
it is our minds that are twisted, and you
are twisted too around a spoon, and drunk, I’m sure
by now, like me, past Newfoundland’s shore
with other peoples’ wine and dotted lines
to Bruxelles where I will only be
to switch planes, but you, I think, first went
there of all the other places you’ve been,
gobbling up the light as you went,
sending presents wrapped in maps.