(A new excerpt from Joe Brennan's "A Work in Progress," a section of which appeared in the first release of FlashPøint-on-line.)

from A WORK IN PROGRESS

by Joe Brennan

`....I'm on the n=e=t.....' ....is Clayton pau in the Ladies Room?.... ....not so much INspired as drIVen.... late-booming pussy-toes "....whisps of sex twist into magnitude each adulterated presence in which one can't see that which is seen in the P.R.ism spl(i)t of one's duped memOir.... ....not! really? me?.... ....whomever worships norms won't ever sail out from Gloucester on a high sea in a small boat with no compass but a firm tiller & the spray full bore into resolute face...." ....not superficial ed. superfluous.... "....brutal economic calculus.... ....t-t-t-t-t-that's all folks!...." ....like a monarch spiraling around a cluster of blooming swamp mouths.... ....or denigrated by the mean-spirited envy that underlies piss drinking toadies sucking UP.... "....residual shits...." ....as Tom has it.... "...death well yes but.... ....leap frog?...." ....the news of death is the date of death & the rest is godot.... ....however in this sense the self sees itself seeing itself seeing & being seen by a self it assumes only to see itself.... ....i.d. lab...." ....reversal of fortune.... ....be as much in been as being....
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....there's mechanism & there's resistance.... "....no greater flesh flush than to come to terms with unshakable meaning.... ....the love that isn't is & can't be...." ....the brain's no machine ed. the brain's issue & empathy.... "....the mind's its own SagA...." ....next to recaPITulation?..... "....pivotal doubt...." ....a glimmer that it might be.... .....a rapid rap rapping rap.... "....eye the birdie?.... ....omens as symptoms?.... ....easy as pi...." ....master seeking tabu.... ....but to see where one remark ends.... ....& another begins.... ....there's advice ....& support ....& reflection..... "....along with w=h=a=t ever...." ....wants to sound local kine like Spicer did.... ....whooo? sez... "....& when I came to it for sustenance it said.... ....you must go outside of me for that.... ....but when I left there was nowhere it wasn't...." ....those I.F.s &s & butts.... ....from Marinetti.... ....to t=h=i=s.... "....il Duce's dribble...." .... what isn't the basis for comparison.... "....but no Lauro de Bosis in this s/i/d/e s=h=o=w...." ....new cop out.... ....tHOu shalt nøt maKe SENSe!.... "....for it's either one.... ....or the Other...." ....& the high A.W.P. clutching 1997 between the....
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`....no nein non not zip zilch zero nada nay ni nope....' "....from his o'hana in Haiku...." ....`....Fiat before Nike....' ....intoned Filippo at the wall of words.... `....varoooooommmm.....' drink muddy water "....c'est le dernier maţtre ici...." ....art in every direction.... .....every dimension.... 08 Minute Buns! ....therein lies a tail.... "....doubled axis in the p=r=a=x=i=s existential referential higher values complex.... higher & HIGHER .....unprojective nonconnective pox reflexive.... ....s=p=E=E=c=h...." ....bored with the virtual tit licking couched in personalia.... ....pouring out of Dawn's crack where clocks warp into sequences of bubble wrap...." `....Hey you! conjugate a long hike!....' "....but who could blame a somber blue?.... ....not so much the fUCKing as in the tOe grIp.... ....the certainty of the uncertainty that siezes up the seismic metronome.... ....it's enough to will 1's will well...." ....since the alternative is to expunge the great Kahn's asshole of its assimilative heredity.... ....as Parcelli demonstrafes...." ....FlashP°int!.... "....K.I.S.S my a+s+s!.... .. ..eh brudda! u no go b=a=s=h full?.... another victim to the t=o=m=b if I had a shovel
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(I) hates speech h h a a t t e e s s Goulds rush in ....chante Rosalie dans le registre d'Alphaville.... "....hetero henry huffs & puffs...." ....the limits of the imagination & the limits of the imaginary.... .... r (k)not the same thing.... ....mechanical zoo logy.... "....the guile that gulls one....." ....& what have manners been used for if not to divvy up and coerce?.... "....assholes.... ....templates for trade.... luce . . . with diamonds ....COMmErce?.... ....the fag in Freud's drag?.... ....feminivity.... ....& as Frost says "....only sys-tem of desire...." `....radical? what's a radical?....' "....a comMeRCE fee maelstromthurman..... analogouslogopoeisaimagoofyaphetkoto.... ....quantifiable certifiable undeniable.... ....pro theses prostrate to paradigmaticism.... ....the out the in comes in out of.... ....do you reflect yOur ism?.... "....institutional orderlies.... ....protractors of the current pullet crow..... ....did'ja devenalize your vortoxical?.... ....igNORrant fuels! what fires?.... ....in the hole?.... ....De(s)IrE? dee whole world go fuck-fuck?.... ....in duh gANGSTer the celebratory offed...." ....because if .... anything goes ....anything will.... ....sweat of the sweat of the middle class browser.... hey there! ....ewe widdow $tar$ in your iiiiiiiis....
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"....poli- wanna cracker?.... ....or a snort?...." `....cow shalt not smoke up thigh grASS.... ....dee chillin'! bOSS die chillin'!....' "....izzu je▀ie helmsman?...." (gender) is (cultural) (interest) is (bias) whence forth sprungeth Laura "....ach! (xx) ist (xy)...." ....the most INterestinG diss junction is to di▀rUPt rod's false histOrical r=a=g.... fucking cOmmeOce ....la chanson du continent obscur.... "....but cheese gotta a gendah..." Sustah Ram Rod! "....wot a Rad guise...." `....from Lisbon to Lesbos....' ....intoned the Mogul.... `....that's all I need to nose....' ....the literary ventriloquism of G. W. Hacks.... ....meanwhiletheworld.... `....hey! no topical shirts....' ....from dick to duck.... ....that ta discourse has an AGEnda!.... "....a sure sign that one's head is up one's l=i=b=i=d=Ø....

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Other installments of "A Work in Progress"

"& ... aided & abetted"
"& ... Der Fodderland Über Alles"
"& ... Past relevance and emergence"
"& ... the inward burning"
"...in my career..."

"wo ist dein Stich?"
"møønlight white with envy"
"...the millennium agape"
"Øzeus in dRag?."
"`....I'm on the n=e=t.....'"
"& the Prigmatics hid"

Related essays:
"A=R=T= M=E=A=N=S"
"Response to HENRY GOULD"
"Response to MARK WALLACE"
"Why Is Parcelli So Angry?"