galactic orbiting robot force
Just give us your name
your age and something
really funny about you
My name is Irving Berlin
I'm 118 years young
and I'm part Arabian
racing horse and I like
Count Chocula and I'm
angry about the way politics
grinds its utter Wendy
right into dead stars
as though no one cared
about anything other than
their next nonsequential
Hi my name is Caine Mutiny
and I'm not an age
but my funny thing is
that no one can find me
inside my own certificate
also I like tricking
mules into boring holes
in miniature walls
with microscopic drills
I googled the word google and my computer began to smoke.
I googled the phrase "google the word google" in quotes,
and I died, and when I died there was
no email, no MP3s, no website, well
there was one website, it was called heaven, it
had no pop ups or even banner ads.
It must have said on a large sign,
"home of the automatic girlfriend"--
and that's how we got through customs.
I had grown to hate my own mind,
which is why we left. If you can
imagine booze, stilts, one of those polka
dotted pantsuits; this is what
it had come down to, and for what?
Gaius had rebuked me sternly, then
rebiked the trail we had just come down
as if to illustrate what had become
of what, and when.
And that's when I fell in with Ben.