Grace Hopper

(An urgent knock at the door. A telegram!)

SIR ​★ ​HOW DO CLOUDS FORM WHEN CLOUDS ARE FORMLESS ​★ ASKING FOR THE SKY ​★ BRILLIANT AND PIERCING BLUE ​★ WHAT ARE FOG BANKS ​★ REPLY WITH PHOTOS ASAP ​★ THERE ARE CHILDREN HERE WHO HAVE NEVER SEEN FOG ​★ WILL YOU SAY THE NAME OF RAIN WHEN THE ROOF GUTTERS SAG ​★ AND THE DOWNSPOUT SHUDDERS WITH A MADDENING NOISE ​★ CAN YOU HEAR THEM ​★ CAN YOU HEAR THE INDIVIDUAL RAINDROPS ​★ RUNNING TOGETHER LIKE WARRIORS OR A LYNCH MOB ​★ LIKE SOAKING WET PEDESTRIANS RUSHING THE SUBWAY STAIRS ​★ AND THEIR FILTHY GLISTENING WET FOOTPRINTS ​★ FORM THE ROSETTA STONE OF OUR OWN MYTH ​★ EXCLAMATION POINT

DOES TIME REALLY PASS ​★ CAN WE LOOK BACK ​★ WILL THE ILLUSION OF RAIN DAMPEN THE LIGHT WE SEE BY ​★ THE VERY LIGHT THAT SHINES ON TIME PASSING ​★ OH HOW OUR OWN MINDS DO FUCK WITH US CEASELESSLY ​★ THE WEST DOES NOT KNOW ​★ THE EAST CANNOT SAY ​★ THESE SCHOLARS WEAVE BASKETS IN THE SUN ​★ AND REPORT EACH DAY AT FIVE ​★ TO THE BARRACKS FOR THEIR WHIPPING ​★ ABANDONED BIRD CAGES LITTER THE STREETS ​★ LIKE BRITTLE CHRISTMAS TREES IN JANUARY ​★ LETS ALL LOVE FOR THE SAKE OF LOVE ​★ WITH THESE CLOCKS AND CALENDARS ​★ LIKE PEEPING TOMS LEERING AT OUR WINDOWS

GRACE HOPPER WITH YOUR NANOSECONDS ​★ BEAT THE LIVING TIME OUT OF THESE MOMENTS WITH YOUR NANOSECONDS ​★ YOU STARK RAVING ORIGINAL ​★ NONE WILL TURN IN THEIR GRAVE WHO TURN IN LIFE ​★ WHO TURN IN LIGHT ​★ MAY FATE AND GRACE PRESERVE YOU ​★ THE LIGHT ​OF DAYS ​★ THE FOOLISH HOPES ​★ THE LOSS AND GAIN ​★ THIS PRECIOUS SELF A TRINKET IN THE YARD SALE OF THE DHARMAKAYA ​★ THERES NO GETTING OFF IT SO LETS GET ON ​★ START THE WORLD WE WANT TO GET ON ​★ THE GONG STRIKE SETS THE TONE ​★ LET THE BUSTLE FLICKER ON YOUR SCREEN ​★ SUSTAIN AND RELAX INTO SILENCE

STRONG LETTER FOLLOWS ​★ FULL STOP

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