Notes.

What it Means

 

The poem tells you what it means

if for instance you drove all the way to buy

a lottery ticket on the border with California

because you never know about these things.

There’s a line because nobody’s won yet.

Now the payout is over a billion—

Imagine what you could buy with that.

You have to remember you’re at the age

when you’ve started to feel as though

you might’ve missed out on something.

Whatever it is, a billion dollars should cover it.

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Argonautica Holographicum (Part V)

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V

Outside the holding cells of the local precinct the two gentlemen from the Pangu Foundation, Hoffit and Maldacena, are halfway through their golden cigarettes. They are wearing identical tang suits, black with white trim. Hoffit is leaning forward on the edge of a plastic chair attached to the wall, elbows on knees. Maldacena is standing beside him, balancing on his heels, his back against the white brick wall. Both men appear lost in deep thought.

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