Posted from my Book Monochromatics—an alphabetically ordered series of pathetic fallacies (definitely not a dictionary!) on my blog 12 Books in a Year.

electricity

I am talking to you
from the future
from a thousand miles away
electricity
on the phone
say what you like
electricity
in the air you see me
a million tiny dots
electricity

lightbulb shining through a window
thoughts in your head
electricity
shout that name
electricity
amplify it
electricity
make a copy
electricity
any number of ways
electricity
electricity

electronics

an English garden
rose bushes, brick wall
a stone couch
an herb garden
the sun’s rays
bright and warm
sea salt
makes the sky shine
flower’s breath
a trumpet call
of perfume, bees
hum in the air

factory

birth of the locomotive
more powerful than
the dream of superman
metronome, measurement,
scale, our sight is chromed
exhaust systems, thank you
for your present, this is
the skin of our new era

fashion

animals always walk
like they’re wearing high heels

fire

each time is like the other
borders alter, change
all things lead to this point
the future is fire

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