What’s a preface? It’s what comes before the face. It’s what lurks under the face. It’s that which erupts under pressure. And it’s poetry’s job to apply that pressure.
Supernovae are gods squeezing their pimples. That’s how the heavy elements are created, from the divine pus oozing just below the skin of our gorgeous universe.
Who doesn't need a good base, a good foundation, on which to build a face? Even a creator has to look their best after a massive night of dark energy and a big bang.Born in Greece some time ago, “cosmos” and “cosmetics” are closely related. They share a common root (no, not carrot, radix) and both are absolutely diacritical to success in the cut-throat world of world-making. To deal effectively with the quantum foam takes more than just a few hopeful dabs with the woolly end of a strange quark, or whatever else you can lay your hadron.
According to Wikipedia (13th June, 2014) the Food and Drug Administration defines cosmetics as that which is applied to the body for cleansing, beautifying, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions. (The definition excludes puffer-fish. But that’s OK because they don’t care about their appearance.)
The body. The body. Always the body. Is it really that important? It’s totally up to you. But if you don’t mind, then it doesn’t matter. Even the face of God is full of spots. Vot could be verse?
NIGHTMERRIES: THE LIGHTER SIDE OF DARKNESS This so-called "book" will chew you up, spit you out, and leave you twitching and frothing on the carpet. More than 60 dark and feculent fictions (read ‘em and weep) copiously illustrated by over 20 grotesque images you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley.
AWAREWOLF & OTHER CRHYMES AGAINST HUMANITY (Vot could be Verse?) We all hate poetry, right? But we might make an exception for this sick and twisted stuff. This devil's banquet of adults-only offal features more than 50 satanic sonnets, vitriolic verses and odious odes.
MANIC MEMES & OTHER MINDSPACE INVADERS A disturbing repository of quotably quirky quotes, sayings, proverbs, maxims, ponderances, adages and aphorisms. This menagerie holds no fewer than 184 memes from eight meme-species perfectly adapted to their respective environments.
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