think outside the box? what's a box? you must be nuts.

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December 19, 2003


there are no words out there
in the montana flatlands
so we peck some out on the
smith-corona "super silent"
portable manual i brought.
the slapping of keys goes
with the turning of wheels--
how many more times will
that combination be heard
in the 21st century? poem
after poem, sarah and i take
turns until there are 40 in all.
and when we're bored of that
we read, trading books when
they're complete. i start with
all men are mortal while sarah
burns through the bell jar.
the first is about a man who
cannot die and thus whose
every action feels empty.
the other is about a young
woman who goes crazy and
tries to end it all. suicide and
immortality, the train rolls on.