(a) snow falling passionately. plane trees ignoring it.
other things originate. jay leno writes the pre-eminent
book on ‘the doofus’, guiding himself through a lemon-
scented publishing process. a boy licks his fingers to
cut pages, across the globe. imprisoned by frozen
(b) a stanza equals a postcard saying ‘enjoy christmas
in july at macpherson’s lodge!’ the upper left corner’s
logo failing to erase a glint of car, anti-sleigh. a pool
of coins collects beneath the texta of ‘$2 each’ & a slot.
hidden fortunes shift & clink under the earth. drug
money. paper bills once delivered by stage-coach.
(c) six disparate families milling sans postcard. one
gift wrapped in black subject to glances, remarks. four
kids don’t get the logic. looking up ‘fuck’ on a warm
laptop. the book is a callow present. glazed food.
(d) how do you confuse a doofus?