• Vol. 08
  • Chapter 02
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Hey, all I know is what I read in the papers.
What do you think about this article?

I’ve wound it carefully about my head,
especially to cover my eyes
so I can be undistracted.

You don’t know what it’s like in here,
because you’re not me.

I can’t see how you are out there,
because I’m not you.

Nevertheless you can’t sneak up on me—
I feel that secure. If you only knew
why I feel so free,
you can feel the same too.

Well, I’ve given you a few clues,
if you’re interested. At least it seems to me
you can readily infer what the case may be.

This article is particularly interesting.
It’s about a man who wore a magic hat
that granted him all his wishes.
But what did he wish for?
but to strike an enigmatic pose,
and just Be,
behind the newsprint
reading between the lines what everyone has to read,
given the opacity
of modern journalism.