Brian P. Katz
from "A Commentary on Self as Someone Else"
There is a corpse of unrecognizable people lumbering to their graves.
individuals that make up this whole vessel of bowls.
I am being slugged on the noggin by this tactless billy club.
I will never make fun of New Jersey again.I live in a pocket of third and fourth tier Hollywood types — people who do
the credits, hosts of cable shows, secondary characters on sitcoms, f/x creators, make-up artists, and Scotty from Star Trek.
I am surrounded by a mall that is surrounded by a mall — in fact, the whole
Valley is a shabby, poorly built, overheating mall — of useless shops that I'll never patronize and will probably never discern among all the gaudy signs that sunglasses cannot even protect —
there is an awful glare to this terrible polish.
I long for the web of uneven streets, unjust destiny, and characteristic