1. Drag the back of your hand
along a smooth surface.
2. Put your face half-way under water.
3. Picture a soft and small animal.
4. Sit in the middle of a burning building.
5. Throw a word against the steepest part of mountain
until it shatters.
6. Drag the palm of your hand
across someone’s face.
7. Tell me your name
and write it on your sheet where it says
1. Come to me now,
across the plains, across asphalt and glass.
2. Come to me now,
across the water, across the telephone lines.
3. Come to me now,
disguised as yourself, disguised as rain.
4. Come to me now,
before the bulls do. Before the bulls.
5. Come to me now,
painfully fast, unbearably quick.
6. Come to me now,
step by gasp, gasp by inch.
7. Come to me now,
soaked in mist, soaked in tears.
8. Come to me now,
covered in sugar, hidden in flags.
9. Come to me now,
across the board, uncovering ground.
10. Stay for a second and breathe like I breathe:
with great difficulty and in spite of it all.
1. Spend most of your life
using machine guns and chainsaws
to fight every urge.
2. Fill a hot tub with carbonated water.
3. Carve magical runes into the backs of dead heretics.
4. Slap an ”on sale” sticker onto your forehead.
5. Pay for your cable with grey, lifeless skin.
6. Slip off into the night.
7. Leave behind nothing but a thin mist — a truce… of sorts.
1. Pretend all water is gold, washing you clean.
2. Twist your head back until something goes… snap.
3. Shed a tear and sell it next time you run out of money.
4. Listen to the sound your eyes make
as you open and close them.
5. Paint yourself standing on someone’s neck.
6. Slowly turn into a mountain.
7. Slowly turn away from the sun.
8. Start collecting rain into rivers.
9. Drown the world in wealth.
10. Gain the PHILANTHROPY ability.