A Visual Description of Something Invisible by Chase Kersey
Dust is transitory. Objects collect dust. For inanimate objects dust is their currency. They trade dust. We have so much stuff we literally do not have time for it. People are paid money to dust stuff off, to show it momentary interest. As layers of dust form they create new creatures, dust bunnies. Our items like comparing neglect to see who has been the most neglected. Hope someday dust is a thing of the past, when we have as many things as we need and no more. Kiss dust before it is gone forever to space, only to re-settle on more welcoming terrain.
Stars die for love. Why do you think black holes exist? Black holes exist because a star got its heart broken. As stars are super-emo, they suck everything in around them with their negativity. Even light cannot escape the black hole of an emo star. Nothing affects them. They feel nothing yet feel everything sucks.
We get slurped through straws all the time. Our lives are God’s milkshakes. After we die our bodies are transformed into God’s milkshakes. Think God is big into milkshakes. Not sure why he likes them so much. God enjoys tasting the sweetness of life. Make your life into the best milkshake you can. Have whip cream on top of your life. Enjoy being a dessert for God.
Old friends know our old selves. Do we remember who we used to be? With every new group of friends we try to improve. Yes you can improve your life and image. Literally your voice changes as you age. Your actions change too. Cynicism can be poured down but it can be removed. My cynicism used to keep people away. Now I welcome others into my life and they reciprocate. That’s teamwork. That’s life. Life is a team made up of everyone you have ever and will never meet.
The ending is perfect. In ten years Chase wants to be with the same person. Ten years is a long time. A whole decade with the same person is more than most people can handle. Even at their most popular Presidents last for only eight years. What makes anybody that special? Well when love is involved ten years can go by quickly. I and my slothy wife made a go out of it for over ten years and we couldn’t be happier.
Chase understands longing and its eventual fulfillment. While this is a short chapbook it has tenderness to it that’s really refreshing, the new sincerity.