Volume 24, Number 4


after receiving an e-mail with the subject line Zombie Caterpillar Fungus Could Heal Humans

A majority of e-mails
that arrive in my inbox—

which I cannot deny checking
nearly as often as I draw breath

—are not from anyone I know.

They are from corporations, which—

no matter what anyone says

—are not people.

Corporations are strangers. Strangers who aim to push
our metaphorical hand. Push the unnecessary

unwanted services and products—trash
suspect as antiques touted industrial, vintage, sacred

—Mark Danowsky