by Calla Jones
These are the objects that link us
because words no longer do
not memory either
not even email.
We need these things (list to come)
because our smart selves know
better. Our dumb parts
are smart though, leaving
things at each other's places,
some for our bodies,
but not always. The white hat this morning
which allowed you entry
into my house and other parts
and now your watch, here
made me go back
through the emails
a catalog of slips and forgetting
five hats, seven shirts,
a dog collar,
socks . . . just one pair . . . but soft,
lots of books — eleven,
three rings . . . and a raw chicken for your dog.
¹ resistentialism (ri.zis.TEN.shul.iz.um) n. The belief that inanimate objects have a natural antipathy toward human beings, and therefore it is not people who control things, but things which increasingly control people.
—resistentialist n., adj.
Calla Jones (aka C.L. Jones) is the pseudonym belonging to the editor/founder of this e-zine/journal. This is her fill-in-the-blank attempt to put out her 'powams' (how her daughter once spelled it) without having to search for the right place for them and, perhaps, without having to deal with rejection. Two other powams of hers/theirs appeared in the first issue of EMAC, and one appeared in Alice's novel Trine Erotic.
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