Jan/Feb 2011

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Tea Party

They threw a party for all the boys who got boners when the bell rung in class and it was time to stand up. They threw a party for all the girls who gave it up because it was just too unbearable to think he might stop paying attention.

Stanley Jenkins


Infinite Space-Time Meets the Monster under My Bed

What brings me down (as it also did Pascal), depresses rather than scares me, though maybe fear is at the heart of it, are the vast temporal spaces out of which I and my kind have come, the all-but-infinite duration in which we occupy such a small, recent, and no doubt temporary position.

Thomas J. Hubschman