“It’s All Natural” / Memorable Fancies #2790

Could you create a clone of yourself, but with some custom differences? HI I’m John with brown hair. HI I’m John with red hair. A different gender? HI I’m Jane with curly blonde hair. And it’s all natural!  >> See “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon for more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“The Great Carousel” / Memorable Fancies #2789

[“the great carousel of flesh.” – Major Jackson] Around we go, listening to the desperate music, try­ing to find, at last, a tune we can hum.  >> See “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon for more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“That Fourth Step” / Memorable Fancies #2788

[“... another world began here.” – Albert Camus] Take one step, she said, and you will begin to feel strange. A second step, a third, and you will be there. A fourth step, and you will never remember that you’d been ... anywhere else. I looked around, thinking I’d missed something – something the others here seemed to be smiling about.  >> See “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon for more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

“The Boats of Heaven” / Memorable Fancies #2787

[“the glass-bottom boats of heaven” – Billy Collins] ...where we look down on the living who are feeding on fronds, wandering among the reefs, making aimless contact with one another ... trying to learn to swim ... then swimming in the increasing heat ... then not swimming ... anymore. >> below: back cover from my novel See/Saw - available from Amazon << … [Read more...]

peeing for god and country

Long ago, being drafted into the U.S. Army included (and probably still does) the ten-minute session called “you troops go into the latrine there and pee in one of them bottles and put your service number on it with the pencil you will find alongside each  bottle and then place the bottles in the designated receptacle leaving the pencil where you found it.” We, being new to the service, had not yet been trained to pee on command, or by the numbers, and so several of us asked, please and kindly, … [Read more...]

“A Mind Full of Eyes” / Memorable Fancies #2786

[“My mind is full of eyes” – John Ashbery] They’re looking around, those eyes, peering suspiciously. I say to all of you present here who are accusing me, those must not be my eyes; my eyes trust you.  >> See “books Terence Kuch” on Google or Amazon for more writing from a naturally curly mind. << … [Read more...]

Prisoner’s Dilemma :: A Variation

from Alain Badiou, Lacan Anti-philosophy 3, page 244: "Lacan presents it [i.e., the prisoner’s dilemma] as a ‘logical problem,’ in which a prison warden summons three prisoners and asks them to undergo a test, which will result in one of them being set free. The warden has five disks, three white and two black; he attaches one disk to the back of each prisoner, so that each can see what color disk the others have but not his own. The first prisoner who correctly deduces the color of his disk … [Read more...]