Introduction

What is this?

Short avant-garde texts.

Experimental, radical.

Not quite poetry, more abstract.

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Others refer to compositions as briefs.

Also known as western dissident art.

Only five briefs are published.

Regularly, new briefs replace old.

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Split in Two

“I’d rather sit in the shade.”

“Is that all you’ve got to say for yourself?”

I go to every meeting [after analysis]. He testified.

“You live a dichotomy. Because you’re such an adult.

In public you constantly revert to childhood in private.”

I’m a kid most of the time.

Responsibility versus vulnerability.

“What long words you’ve got!” []

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The Iconoclast

The Iconoclast

The iconoclast is a “breaker or destroyer of images”. Centuries later, an iconoclast was viewed as “one who attacks orthodox beliefs or institutions.” One who criticizes cherished beliefs.

No culture can survive without iconoclasts. Those who overturn conventional wisdom and challenge the mores of a culture.

Iconoclasts are few and far between. Most of us are limited by the constraints the human brain places on innovative thinking.

These include fear of failure, the urge to conform, and the tendency to accept well-established norms.

Conformity Is Yielding to Group Pressure

Falling in with the majority is a need a to ‘fit in’ or be liked (normative], a need to be correct (informational), or simply to conform to a social role (identification).

We feel secure in a group which consists of others like us. They may be of a similar age, culture, religion, or educational status.

This creates ‘group-think’, a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent and conformity to group values and ethics. If I’m like you like me. []

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On the Threshold of a Dawn

What’s wrong with asking for giveness?

If this is all, you do the taking.

Don’t cry rape because I try to seduce you.

I want ours to be a liminal experience.

Do you know where I don’t?

Am I over provoking you?

What’s the usual arousal time?

Was that a stimulating thought?

Would you like some teasing out?

We may at last be past the post.

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Love & Marriage Chain & Shackle

Love Is

Love is a social concept, a bourgeois construct.

Love makes lust palatable to puritans.

Love leads to marriage and conformity.


Marriage reinforces the Protestant work ethic.

Marriage ties us down and dampens our sexual drive.

Marriage makes us responsible and respectable.


Love, marriage, nuclear family, capitalist unit.

Love and marriage go together like order and obedience.

Love and marriage resigns us to a place in suburbia.


Is everything stable? You may continue.

Settle down and decay.

We slowly die of sentimentality. []

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I Have a Girl Filing for Me

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