JACOB KAHN + CAREN BEILIN
A raccoon is a plum.
A raccoon is the pit of a plum.
Is the scoundrel pit of a plum! is the unpurple shaggy exhalation of a plum
A plum going oops
A bison is a big bicycle
A bison is a bicycle that’s turned to grass
A hand is a coat
My hand is your hand’s evening coat
with silent blood buttons
Jacob is thomas
Jacob is the pitched annual current of Thomas
An apple is a coin
An apple is a coin blown into a fleshballoon, the stem a remnant of that coin’s rim
A banana is a slug
A banana is the outer sack of a slug, is a burlap slug
A piano is a balloon
A piano is a mahogany balloon full of helium and the keys are expressive needles unraveling helium from the piano’s skin in tune. the end of a song is a piano’s deflation. then another piano is blown in the corner and the next music comes into the air
A family is a fuzz
A family is a fuzz, if a fuzz is a house on fire with the softness of continuous harsh experience
A sack is a cloth
A sack is a fletched cloth, fetched and feathered and sagging with lead. Red lead birds, and a few lead rabbits, none of them dead, all of them dead.
Salted leather is black oil.
Salted leather is black oil dried on the sill, and salted with beefbreath
Snow is iron
Snow is white iron. snow is soft iron. snow is cold iron. snow is iron, falling.
A is Z
A is leftover Z, the first fallen petal of an alphabet in which Z is the last crumbled clove
A deer is a rabbit
A deer is a rabbit pulled into shins.
A throat is a foot
A throat is a foot on scaffolds.
Gray is blue
Gray is the outpost of blue.
Blue is gray
Blue is the wet heron of gray, its wing and turbulent ardor, its ice and melt and candor, a folly party of princes, an outside of excesses, all sutured, all salted, is gray succumbing.
A fish is a bird
A fish is a bird stabbed full of helium and flayed full of feathers so he rises from the river.
Dickens is Dickinson.
Dickens is the house of Dickinson, the decrescendo and hearth afloat, the windows leading up more and more stairs, the ice hinting at ice.
Pathos is a pilgrimage
Pathos is a sad pilgrimage . . .
Jacob is Jacobean
Jacob is the coarsest Jacobean, the woolen one, mulled over and fattened, dried with turmeric and thyme and decided, popped cocoon in a century’s mouth.
Caren is caring
Caren is truly the carrion of caring. carry on, caren, you important death full of nutrition, caren who cares, the n buzzing, ending care, opening the carrion
Jacob Kahn was born and raised in Salt Lake City. Since 2008, he has lived Missoula, Montana, which is a good place to travel to and away from. Current favorite animal is a heron-horse (a heron on a horse) and current favorite shape is a pink spiral. He doesn’t understand math.
Caren Beilin was born and raised in Philadelphia. She has seen all the herons she has ever seen in Missoula, Montana, and now lives in Salt Lake City.