Tell me something not worth telling about. Something nobody would have any time to discuss or profit from in any way. Something that’s of no use to anyone. Least of all to you and me. A forgettable, ordinary piece of knowledge that won’t make you and I wiser. Or dumber. Or braver. A message that tells nothing of the messenger and without any meaning except what you make of it. Let’s pass the time killing it to achieve something unachievable and unknowable. Uncatchable. Something that makes us tired not because it’s a goal they told us to chase after but because doing something is tiring, and these bodies are made to tire. Expire. And at night we’ll sleep, close our eyes anticipating a blank slate, a new beginning where anything is possible and everything is impossible at the same time. We’re in the center of an endless white sea, or black sky–who’s to tell? We begin to confuse things until nothing makes sense, while feeling like we’re on the edge of a massive indescribable discovery. I’ll slowly walk towards you as your eyes and mine talk, sharing a coded language the greatest minds will never unlock. Because there would be nothing there and everything. I’ll see my perplexed but reassured expression in the clear mirrors of your eyes, and you will no doubt see somebody who looks like you, feels like you, but strangely unfamiliar like you, reflected in mine. And then you’ll take me to the crest of that wave of nothingness until I can’t take it anymore–the extreme shallowness and childishness of it! That innocent violence that leaks from the seams of beautiful plans! We’ll destroy the world. Their dreams. Their hopes. Their little, tiny important things. We can do it–us pieces of crumbling driftwood torn apart by the ruthless tides.
Imagine that shot glass filled to the brim with that golden liquid of sin
and the gleaming salt crystals around the rim. Ready to tickle your tongue
and wake up the beast inside you.
Imagine the thin slice of lime sitting atop that small mysterious throne,
its citric flavor anticipating to chase away
the bitterest memories.
Imagine the glass getting nearer and nearer
Imagine the aroma…
That most unique of aromas…
Now imagine meatballs.
Meatballs shooting from your throat like cannonballs at 1000 feet per second,
violently splashing into the toilet bowl
or onto your poor friend’s crotch,
shrieking and cursing you like a madman.
He won’t talk to you for a week or two. Good job.
Imagine pasta escaping from your mouth and nostrils at the same time
at incredible speeds like racers sprinting to the finish line;
and then red sauce mixed with your stomach’s gastric acid
spilling onto the floor for some unfortunate soul to mop later.
Or imagine lettuce from your dinner last night.
Good golly! That stuff’s still in there?
Rice swimming in your unusually dense saliva,
Fluid fish fillet,
Super soft and saturated cheese sticks.
Coke, that’s definitely Coke.
Of course it could be your bile.
And bits of pork and beef fibers that something in your belly shredded like those amazing cutting tools on 1-800 TV commercials.
The probability of regurgitated food getting stuck in between your teeth
all of a sudden increasing by 93%,
so you can enjoy the funky taste until you’re able to dislodge it in the bathroom
with extreme difficulty
and revolting consequences.
Imagine that person you’re trying to impress
bearing witness to the unholy work of the god of eternal vomit and puke
making beautiful, earth-shattering retching noises
over and over again
like dying in the most painful, inhumane way
bringing everyone from other tables to the scene
of such splendid, stinky terror
you’ll be having nightmares about forever.
Imagine the morning.
Oh, Jesus, the morning!
Imagine the trauma.