November 11th, 2001

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Variations on a Theme by William Carlos Williams

So much in life depends on a cartoon skunk.

So much in life depends on an explosive salad bar.

So much in life depends on a grue-flavored Life Saver.

So much in life depends on existence preceding essence.

So much in life depends on a Polish oculist.

So much in life depends on a hyperintelligent satellite.

So much in life depends on Tiamat, the Chromatic Wheelbarrow.

So much in life depends on a sexy swaying hula statuette.

So much in life depends on a Latvian showtune.

So much in life depends on the heart, liver, and nervous system.