I remember when the whales had wings, she said. Whatever happened? I said. It got to be too noisy with all the airplanes & other stuff, so they flew into the ocean & never came back. Some days, she added, I think about going too.

Gathering Electrons

This hair gathers electrons from the atmosphere & uses it to perpetuate new ideas about hair’s role in the history of civilization.

Civilization Machine

this is a machine that’s supposed to make civilization, but it’s only theoretical because it takes a lot more civilization than we’ve got at the moment to get it to work