Issue 300

By Ae Reiff

Shorthand for Oracle, Urk, dressed as fine as anybody, but better, brighter, more successful, more beautiful to flaunt the Wahoo power to interrupt our brains and project the beauty mask. What they really were we forego in the effigies of every nation, but these are the beings that run the world.

New Science permits the supernaturalism of headboarded elongated skulls. Americans dug up remains left by the Germans in Iraq. Cloned an ORC lately?  Better to say the Oracle taught itself  the means to know. This applied from the Latin of Apollo temples and Delphi omachines, gnōthi seauton. “Au” as in know thy “ouch!” 

You want to hear about a real oracle? Oracles were a blank screen which built the architecture of primitive origins that Urk explores. We like to call him Ork or Orc, but sometimes Ook. The Oracle sold itself the value of this telepathy and took external attachments to produce it. AS FAR AS THE ORCS GO THIS DESICCATION WAS INDUCED to improve the dissemination of radar gaps, antennas in the general pop. There must be a special place for taking metaphor seriously in the transverse sinus.

Orc took that pyromancy that ancient kings who inquire of the "bones" an unforeseen step further. It Oracled itself. Applying a hot iron to a shell and reading the cracks from a handbook was the normal process, but Orcs cracked themselves, that is their shells. Shell here is the way to picture spirit, which usually can’t be seen since headboarding is psychological.  Once the shell was cracked and the Orc was naked, a webwork of a white mottle appeared — but after divination Orc had nowhere to return to, hence all the shell burst we refer to in the desert as heat lightning. We can only plummet this by reference to the unsaid of the said.  Orc took divination a step beyond the natural which the prophet has allowed us to understand even if we can't see, for whatever their spirits donned for the interim of their lives, they were loosed by fire.

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About the Author

sculpture reiff 200AE Reiff's most recent publication is "The JFK Order" (Grand Canal Flyway, 2023), thirty-nine stories of the new Warren Report that boggle the mind by looking back at President Kennedy’s cavalcade to overwhelming welcome and joy at the Alianza para el Progreso of 1963 in Costa Rica, on the cover, the last moment of naivete that represent the 40 years it takes for a new generation to arise, but there are only 39, like the number of Roman lashes. These are delivered from the mouth of mules and coyotes and roaches and crickets and penlights in mid air, mad tourists and Canterbury tours and even Mars.

The cover shows the world event in reverse.

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