This selection, chosen by guest curator Addie Tsai, is from a simple verb by JJ Rowan, released by Bloof Books in 2019.
the future tends to continue.
can a future ever end. was i ever that small. was i ever so small. a violence touches your body you become enormous: a well of feeling you drag along or else it drags you. where feeling used to go: numb blockade, immovable. body becomes mute and enormous, unseeable and impossible to hide from view, the unanswerable question. you fear you might never cease to exist.
eternity is the terrifying and deep plausibility.
forever wakes you in the night pulling back your covers under cover of dark. forever presses its fingers into you by television light. forever stops letting you use the bathroom alone, humiliates you by a variety of lights in a variety of proximities. in the letter, forever offers to take you.
the offer is a threat. the threat is forever.