Saturday, March 28, 2015

What you're missing

A slow day at clerkmanifesto. I check in every four minutes to see if there's been any activity on my blog.





Yes! -No, false alarm. It is 700 fake viewings in Russia.



But you know what? It's okay. It's okay all this quiet. Because I would rather live in a land where a million people write their own poems and read them to themselves than I would live in a land where a million people read one poet.

Even if I were that one poet.

Though it's very hard to keep track of that.  Oh land of one percent of one percent.

So I concentrate with all my might on you out there, not reading this, but typing away your own inner visions, felting lampposts, playing the french horn in your mobile home on a cul-de-sac, sneaking under some bridge to spray paint your coded message, drawing portraits in the sand at a beach of all the people you wish were in the world, gluing and weaving old tree branches together to make strange towers in your garage, painting barren underwater scenes onto trashcan lids, delivering comic monologues to your most beloved stuffed animal, sitting on the floor of your bathroom writing short short stories in the tiniest possible letters in a spiral notebook.

You, out there, not reading this, making a fire in the deep woods, in the shapes of animals that only the branches of trees can glimpse through the smoke: 

Let us all, together, take over the world.


  1. I will pretend I did not read this, just because I want to be written about in a way other than that which would prompt my neighbors to demand I move.

    Thank you for saving my home.

    1. This only makes one feverishly interested in what mad projects you have going on in your home. I am assuming wholesome yet bizarre!

      I could have saved your home, but your neighbors are probably all pretending they didn't read this too.


If you were wondering, yes, you should comment. Not only does it remind me that I must write in intelligible English because someone is actually reading what I write, but it is also a pleasure for me since I am interested in anything you have to say.

I respond to pretty much every comment. It's like a free personalized blog post!

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