Into the unisex nursery's toilet my undershirt falls. I fish it out and find my face on a marquee. Florida: in sneakers, I construct Delft shelves to store scrawled diagnoses. I enter an observation tank (rightly considered tragic, irreversible) to greet the hatchetfaced magician whose dead mother says welcome back, implying I've been fired. Through Skinner Box glass he watches me play with dildos, blades. Entranced by unending orgasm, I dismiss his tendency to find amelioration in experience's fluctuating shallows.
the atonality of folded underwear the Tel Aviv of Chinese water torture the martians of My Three Sons the parsimony of Tel Quel the archivist of beatitudes the Helsinki of Frankenstein the Winchester Mystery House of devil-may-care the worldwide franchise of Croatian mystery plays the Bettie Page of situationism the New Criticism of Ethel Waters the marble pound cake of tauromachy the Christopher Strong of Sesame Street the Michèle Morgan of abstinence the 19 Berggasse of Calvin Klein the stifling corridor of condom leakage the Boris Karloff of Maiden Lane the CalArts of maple syrup the Lord's Prayer of Rumpelstilskin the Gretchen's Spinning Song of fatuous praise the Eli Wallach of pragmatism the meal ticket of the Williamsburg Messiah the Mrs. Robinson of Abstract Expressionism the mead-soaked sheets of Melanctha the Abbott and Costello of ostinato the abracadabra of panty-hose the Guys and Dolls of pineapple upside-down cake the Hungry I of Shangri-La the Bog Man of Capitol Hill the Beresford of bilge