Friday, 28 April 2017

28. THE NIGHT IS AN EXTENSION CABLE

The night is an extension cable for the princess’s
skinship. The retro thrusters are the mission
on ice. The mission started out metaphorically
but it turned into a real live trip. If it weren’t
for swallowed swords and skatebolts, the mission
wouldn’t have succeeded. The princess would
be left without skin. Without skin we are so much
wetter, it is so much more difficult to pretend
our bones are white. Bones—real bones—are
so many colours: vermillion, rainbow, forever clementine.
We pretend they are white, because white is the colour
of ghosts. But my bones are not dead yet &
the night stretches on.

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