Academic journal article TriQuarterly

The Oversight Committee

Academic journal article TriQuarterly

The Oversight Committee

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It has always been our intention that your stay among us be but brief even though we may have chased you through the hallways, promised you our cubical, turned you into echoes and trees and stars. Oh how you glowed by the water cooler. As regards earlier memos re: orgasm cultivation, that should have read orchid cultivation. Our apologies particularly to Cheryl at processing. Still the smear of your runkled sex steams like monks' illumination upon our thigh. The mind at such times works wonderfully, it becomes its own employment which research on the brains of gazelles crushed in lions' jaws indicates may be the result of a single neurotransmitter reserved for just such moments and finally, isn't it all about moments jumping other moments, your love for us, our love for your fur? But later, when someone calls down the stairs, If you're coming up, could you bring the tape? none of it will seem remotely possible: tape, finding the tape, stairs, climbing the stairs. The brain has let you down, it thinks, Why are you still around? Asked for a simple accounting, many of you submitted poems about abysses. …

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