What is in a gin fizz?
Dizziness to begin with
and a Mexican standoff.
Russian roulette resolves
out of bulleted innards, spins
its chambers as in
some mephitic waltz which
business isn’t all
in the wrist. Blur
one eye and the woozy landscape
switches out spaghetti
mirage for ouija séance.
Go from squinting against quartz
to frisson—bordello dimness to
buzzing gurgling murmuring static and
that’s a spritz of what, exactly?
or gristle of it encrypted in
cow skull split
open into heifer crescent,
of or as a wish
fulfilment. Djinn, muzzle up to me.
What isn’t in a gin fizz? Migraines
wheel screeching overhead. Shots ring out,
gestalt falls spasmodic to thirsting lint.
in this unit you will feel free to refer to your memory of TRANSLATION MAN
reverse sequence of hairs sloughing onto the spindle (uneven and combined magical realism) and turning haywire, hair brain 𝆕𝆕 hare brain 𝆕𝆕 fast forward past instructions to subsection twenty seven, table prime
rug (machine washable): underfoot static
symbolism: déjà voodoo
canine scrub :toothbrush
pause, pause, paws, the filter’s gone rancid
rancid filter, welter of baubles fizzing in spectral rinse glitch of pearl
you must brush up on this unit
by unit’s end will you have of structure a firm grasp
and you brush up
against the burrs and stubble of words a
frisson against the velcro of mind, ahh, ahh, shhh
choke hold, phobia of plaiting static
barely a whisper: stranger, you are a stranger and estranged will you linger
hubris trance no matter
you live your life as silverfish, slithering behind the walls
in this unit you will learn how to hold an argument over whether the State is Rational or the unguent yodels graffiti your small colon. You will take the side of Hegel, your partner the side of Munchausen Syndrome
now wearing your new (polyvinyl) hairpiece, plaster your wherewithal over a honey comb of bullet holes sheened with the context of the History of the Idea of War as an extension of folk tunes
if you can’t even haggle properly, I’m sending the parrot off to another pawn shop and in your own words, conquistador
how do I write my name in your language