26 Aug 2008

"another human city

has fallen. here it is, or rather there it was. like atlantis. bodies that are no more, with their breasts, withered, and their cocks, silent and bent with the non-anguish of the dead. trapped vocabularies. words that had meaning when their buildings still stood. or when their rollercoasters still twisted in their figure-eights. there was a word for brokenness before it was broken."

the tour guide leads us towards a hole in the ground, or rather a great concrete continent with its heaviest end sunken, a reservoir of shit giving way to gravity.

"there are schoolbuses down there still. yellow. and taxi cabs, too. yellow. lamps which gave off yellow light, like sulfur."

only about 10 of us are perched around the perimeter of the abyss. the rest hang back, unsure about this unknown humanity. the hidden fees, they think, the vociferous taxation! the ghosts of their past fund our future's amusement tours.

"how much to go inside the hole?," one of us asks.

"to go to hell, you mean?"

a ripple of approval runs through the crowd. "hell" was a word once, archaic. exotic. this is what we paid for.

this wastage and want-not, this hotdog-stand damp and day care-rot, this proof of the unlife arouses us. we all fumble in our government(or whatever it is that's left of it)-issue suits for the passes in our pockets—fingers slowly brushing genitalia—to be swiped once, twice for the long journey down.

15 comments:

cocaine jesus said...

It is not just your looks that take away the very breath from my lungs, but also your words!

Fantastic start!

Welcome to the Dark Angels of Discharge.

C.J. Duffy said...

Don't listen to him, he's just an aging punk perv!

Great start though!

Jaie said...

whoa, ok, i thought you two were the same person--ok, i need therapy--

Jaie said...

im sorry- i hadn't been here for a while and i simply thought "CJ" had changed his name- to c.j duffy...but no..

i liked this piece, yes.

C.J. Duffy said...

We are one and the same person. Dark and light.

hehehehehehehehehehehehehehe!!!!

Jaie said...

lol- ok im going now.

Robert said...

fantastic stuff!!!!!

i may have chosen the wrong time to leave Discharge

i wouldve loved to have thrown down beside y'all

the chemistry here is magnificent at the moment, ima just sit back and ENJOY!

but maybe in the future...

Jaie said...

do it!!!!

C.J. Duffy said...

Robert, We miss you but you are doing (or somebody is) a great job on our myspace site!!

kinkylube said...

"we all fumble in our government(or whatever it is that's left of it)-issue suits for the passes in our pockets—fingers slowly brushing genitalia—to be swiped once, twice for the long journey down."

well, this tickled my limbic system.

Robert said...

CJ,

iam still just adding friends there

i think the credit for the posting has to go to the mighty Aaron Held :D

cocaine jesus said...

god bless his little underpants!

Aaron Held said...

I liked this, it's been very active latley, i like seeing it like this with the new members posting.

iv been trying to keep the myspace blog updated to this one, we get quite bit of views over there. it even got a new look!...added quite abit of friends also..were cruising i would say :)

{illyria} said...

it's nice to be caught between all the banter here. :)

and i must say, it was rather edifying to deviate from my usual writing style. thanks again for the invite, cj and kinkylube.

cocaine jesus said...

it is more than gratifying when, having invited new people on, you see that chemistry explode like cum all over the bed linen of d4. more so when you see a new and never before concept flower here which in turn energises this fantastic site. sad to see rie effe leave though as he is one hell-of a visual artist. i wish him well but understand why he left!