2 June 2002 | Vol. 2, No. 2
Thoughts While Reading Ashbery
Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev's brain weighed 4.8 pounds
on the cutting room table, a Guinness record.
Human penises, erect, expand to five times their size.
Is it that unusual for a grown man
to call his mother "mommy?"
At the mall, in front of perfect strangers?
Granted, the first lesson reading teaches us
is how to be alone, but how much
better we learn that in sleep
with everyone watching at once.