Adam Katz

That Doyen

I got up and had 2 pancakes.
Then it was a dozen.
Then I was feeding myself

for the first time in history. This was
possible because I’d
deconstructed the opposition between

activity and passivity. I
wanted to take myself
to the edge of large being,
to enter into the relationship

of subject and perceiver.
Luckily there was no one to see me
squirm in my chair as I
lied to myself and believed myself.

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The Stranger

Maman died today.
Or was it yesterday?
I think it was today,
but I certainly think it’s certainly
possible
it could’ve been yesterday.
One thing’s for certain:
it was either yesterday
or today.

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