That Should Teach Them to Mess With Jack Spicer.
February 10, 2013 § Leave a comment
Did you know about this, poets? Jack Spicer is a character in a cartoon called Xiaolin Showdown? Looks like I’ve figured out what I’m doing with the rest of my night.
“But things decay, reason argues. Real things become garbage. The piece of lemon you shellac to the canvas begins to develop a mold, the newspaper tells of incredibly ancient events in forgotten slang, the boy becomes a grandfather, yes but the garbage of the real still reaches out into the current world making its objects, in turn, visible—lemon calls to lemon, newspaper to newspaper, boy to boy. As things decay they bring their equivalents into being.” —J.S.