Mon, Feb. 16, 2015I keep praying for the power to express in a phrase what it is I see when I read these stories-Mon, Feb. 16, 2015 by Vorduul
Holocaust and murder and unforgiveness-
And I'm a worm on the floor on its wormy knees-
Begging- O Tell me the word!-
Because there are a million million of us, and we're them.
I know it.
I look in the eyes of fat and greasy on the street, and he or she is the bloated carcass of the perverted soul in my testicles, the motivepart of my being.
I cultivate a practical air of civility-
Say the pretty ones do it for you by their minds-
Say the lightning holds no awe for your petty soul-
And when the bullet comes, who cringes more than thee?
I forgive, really, and it's a helluva forgiveness.
There are people going out in bandages and blood-
And I'm preserving society with porcelain film critiques.
Fuck me- I think and think and think-
Plastic, extruded product of thou do-
The only thing about you that gets raw is your fingers from these asinine polemics
THE STATE THE STATE
Well, who did
Exercise: Nitrogen [300 Words]"I still think you're crazy," Jackson said, handing Davies the helmet.Exercise: Nitrogen [300 Words] by Vorduul
"You and everyone. I stopped caring when they greenlit me." Davies lifted his perpetual smirk at Jackson and then glanced past him to the lift.
"I really don't see the point. There's nothing to see down there--no place to plant a flag--"
"There's no point to half this nonsense," Davies countered, taking in the control room with a gesture. "Thirty years ago there was a point. But there's no life--we know that now. So what the hell, I'm going to dive it. It's that or another thirty-six on station looking at the same scans they could have handled from Earth with a robot and a relay."
"That's not fair and you know it!" Jackson said. "We're beholden to the people who sent us here, to--"
"Shove the 'for the sake of Mankind' bullshit, ok?" Davies placed the helmet over his head and snapped it into the cowling. For a moment he could hear nothing but the blood in his ears. Then he flicked the com switch and heard Ruby say, "