katrin thompson

/to answer a phone:

get foghorn: blow into speaker

pretend you are the bill collector
to the bill collector

at the tone, the time
will be e lev en for ty three a. m.
in hong kong

/to reframe life:

only something burning smells like something

i keep walking
into the wrong evacuation zones
& liking them more

/to justify things:

i could explodeif i had a parrot i would
teach it to say help i have been turned into a parrot

a cat i've seen before crosses the street

/to end a relationship:
/to escape a falling coconut:

pretend you are somewhere else

see: Gandhi. Journal of Trauma, "Injuries due to falling coconuts." (1951).