CHILD WITH A SPANISH HAT
100th floor of a skyscraper, a room inside it
Child with Spanish Hat: Is it true anything thought into a speed enclosed as passage forced above hands spits its bugs on you while blind spots stuff the stems and wake a number below zero boredom is there for in part to put us a little breathless behind the same verbs, or is there leverage inside that frame moved to curve without sex into height and distribute telling speeds knots soak in and awe ore when the cherry branch is taken as seriously as the nudge of a downfall mattering the emptiness backgrounds use to let the eye sort itself outAgent: What you say is a bowl of water set down, full of appearance, now full of your hands. And Sappho would conserve for you, after long singing, what strength was left, would kiss you, and you would deserve it. But O Child with Spanish Hat! I feel like swindled air. The slow work of sleeping. I should've been the death of a mountain. You talk like a cough bothering Marianne Faithful. You should've been the loving yellows of exploding rockets. You're like a girl and her heaven falling asleep in each other's believability. You should send all of your blood there. I feel like a narcissist's last breath. I should've been a smell ripening in a hippie's ponytail. You talk like words are old people walking out of gothic cathedrals. You should've been a bullwhip striking expressions of fortitude. Occasionally time moves like a moment with a mermaid in its mouth. It should reach back into Kant's gave, stab him with the start, and continue forward with his skull fixed to its prow. You're like the empty spaces in the chests of executioners. You should've been water crushing light. Love is like an aside raised to a religion. It should be something fat and happy sucking an ass-beard in the dark as if anyone would hug a violet to such parentheses. I feel sleepy like a blend of countless ignorances. I should've been dead. I should've been fog and permission. Child with Spanish Hat: Enough of this stuff unable to lay for a portrait.
Agent: Of course there are some elegant instances of the sort of things which happen.
Skin according to the old rules. Heart crushed between the hunter's knees. And to hoist the breaking of your high-blown pride is true, no doubt, and pushes the skull up like a pyramid. But it's only one of the world's activities. We are attempted. Itched in.
Child with Spanish Hat: In this instance you follow the chronic songs, formulas for pillars and clauses given to beasts and fractions which themselves become a flexible suffering names make drunk in a confusion of ingenious tenses.
Phone rings. Agent listens, hangs up.
Agent: Bullshit time over. Remember what I taught you.
Enter the Thompsons
Agent: Welcome sit down isn't he beautiful look at his eyes already bonding with you please sit down can I get you a drink please don't be shy I'm here to answer all your questions look at his eyes drinking you in like holy water we're so happy you're here!
The agent pulls out a contract, the Thompsons sign, and taking the Child with Spanish Hat by hand, they head for the door.
Agent: Bye little one. Make them proud.
The Thompsons and the Child with Spanish Hat exit. The Agent pours himself a scotch, sits on the floor, takes a sip and weeps.