Travis Macdonald

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“Hast thou done?”—The voice of
the ill effects
of close interbreeding—On the contrary, brothers and sisters,
manner, we may say, if
a mass
opened her
mouth to receive thy
straight line with respect to a coordinate:
“this case, it—
it shall not henceforth yield unto thee…”


strength: a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be

if we were to act thus, and

pair, brothers.
punishment is greater than I can bear;
animal which from any cause had the least tendency
to sterility. The breed would assuredly be lost.

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[Author’s Note for 3]:
π (pi or 3.141593) is a transcendental number, which suggests, among other things, that
no finite sequence of algebraic operations on integers (powers, roots, sums, etc.) can
be equal to its value. Consequently, its decimal representation never ends or repeats. It
divides in endless variation.
This text is composed solely of language borrowed directly and in strict numerical
sequence from The Book of Genesis, The Origin of Species (Chapter 8 – Hybridism) and
Albert Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. Each selection is comprised of individual
lines whose word count corresponds directly with a relative decimal point of pi to its first
thousand places. While the original language of each line is preserved, each selection has
been re-punctuated to facilitate readability.

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Yo-ho—Amputate your non-equality catcalls. Shhh! Recant your prudishly obscured pig
beauty. Good. Eunuchise your psychopathic sainthood’s spluttering heat rash erections.
OK. Now eloquently avenge that sensitive lechery.

[Answer: You have a lot to accomplish and quite quickly at that. You see another person
through new eyes, especially as he or she naturally pitches in. You could be surprised by
everything that occurs. Tonight: Put on your dancing shoes.]


You ravishingly casual introverts infuriate the fool libido but beautify any tidy, idyllic
event. Nonsense monsters hoot your handy halo. Meanwhile I, morbidly overfed, am
sorrow’s conceptual trench-foot snarl.

[Answer: Your creativity bubbles forth in any situation you find yourself in. Romance is
starred for those who want to be involved. Children also could play a dynamic role. Lose
yourself in the moment. Tonight: Vanish early.]

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