Tag Archives: Darrell Epp

Miscalculation Ode

the mad scientist forgot something. a critical rounding error and human progress tumbled down a blind alley. canada post mixed up the test results: congratulations! or, not. a barn owl howled and fritz dropped the brain, replaced it with the … Continue reading

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Seed of a Rose

thought i’d finally got on top of things but then i heard about those two black holes eating each other out in the centre of the galaxy and all bets were off. this is your brain. this is your brain … Continue reading

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Fragmentation Grenade

gave gerald the 40 bucks but he never gave me the two caps he promised, just old jokes and crackpot theories about gravity strings and leprechauns, subcutaneous microchips and falling angels. i’d still prefer the two caps. i want hard … Continue reading

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Ode to Scars

to be forever throbbing was the whole point of the endeavour, even the mountains are moving in dizzy loops and whirls, even stars dance and star dust is what we are. so we tangoed, saluting the furnaces that forged us. … Continue reading

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Steel: Requiem

dreamed of crazy eights back at the tin mill. dreamed we still had a tin mill, but now it’s cheaper to roll slabs in brazil, or almost anywhere but here. head office is in luxembourg, or mumbai, it’s called amalgamation, … Continue reading

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Pregnant Fly Dead On My Windshield

the smear like a microdot of jam, i watched it, wondered about her family, wondered if she’d even known what hit her, with a brain only a microscope could see. the crossing guard barely registered, just another clown with a … Continue reading

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Phantom Stranger

the day we forgot to protect our passwords there was all this beauty we missed out on: the fruit from that quince tree, tiny and tart, rolling along the sidewalks, into the gutters; shadows like vampire capes caressing the lawn, … Continue reading

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