A Response to Mule Variations

Track 1, Variation 7
from Big In Japan
In the Stripes - l
ght passes through the w
ndow wh
le we remove our clothes. hush of snowmust. smell of w
nter, a flake beh
nd her knees when gently, the mouth beg
ts clumsy
The Dogs - some people refuse to adm
t they f
nd certa
n body parts endear
ng: toes, nostr
ls, d
mpleofass and morn
ng face
n the br
ght afterward of dream
Japan - there
s fort
n appropr
on. your t
ny black shoes. w
nddress adrag beh
nd you as though you floated through sand rather than walked through
A Mouse Does It With a Rat - the same movement archa
n the steady t
lt of the neck bes
de neck. a tree branch b
t by l
ng. now awash
n a relat
ve tree branch. less l
ght between them, the
Furry Love - the r
pped edge of your bras, a sl
p of the object
er one n
ght when drunk. her. object and qu
te comfortable w
th obsess
Two of Us -
n a l
ne of s
ght. the flattened plane. then a cube w
th noth
ng but the hot a
r escap
ng between us, hold
ng me up. a market
ng tr
ck really, a move to prepare to flatten, once more. once aga
n and once more.
Gulping - throat as m
crophone. d
d you not
ce? sequent
ally, a high sound. sp
t spool
ng on the tongue. an exhale. the process of tak
ng. beware of chok
ng on yourself.
You Really Do Have Such Standout Hands - wh
ppet of the wr
st, steady as to second, when neartol
p. the synd
cate lover, a maze of metals, send
ng sparks
nto her eyes when they f
nally pulsate open l
ke a mouth
n crescendo peek. then blackness.

1. Find your favorite pair of pants with ass pockets.
2. Sew this text onto your left ass pocket.
3. Wear these pants on a date with someone you plan to have foreplay with.
4. Once completed, donate your pants to goodwill.
5. The feeling you have parting with something you love because of reasons you do not quite understand is the point.