a contrived system of concealed lighting
handled possibilities presented by the ordinary and unsightly very ably
having witnessed the collapse of a steel chair–
such is the general behavior of metal chairs–
working day and night shifts to meet demand
led to impending mass-production. rectification.
black Bakelite, not as imitation marble or fancy wood
immune to damage by scratching, burning hot liquids and spirits
no core of pitch, no low carbon steel. trying so hard
to look precious, any attempt merely makes them appear cheap.
a really comfortable armchair embodies economy in space.
in an essentially feminine room, all the odd things well hidden.
hanging, for economic reasons–
often seems sub-vulgar.
a shadow archway
of forbidding. trees are bare
as well and good at spreading growth.
the exact center of trees
is energy on reserve
as a city eliminating. preparation
instead of instinctual worry.
where there are fruit—
cloying, syrupy—seed or nut,
city parks become the thick forest,
hardened as the care of a princess's
fur slippers turned to glass;
stirring up utter electronic dissension,
protected for all life with thunder.
before worms can get to them,
fleshy prominence on demand.
or rot around an axis to represent gathering,
limited trust racing, skilled
toward food source:
our creaturehood, as anything valuable
is a blurry gift received.
dizzying, out of breath.