Naked Lunch

Inspired by the William Burroughs book "The Naked Lunch"

THE NAKED LUNCH IS TAKEN COLD AT NIGHT, OR IN THE MORNING... GENTLY HEATED ON GAS.

  BUT NOT EATEN WITH FRIENDS OR WITH THOSE YOU WOULD NORMALLY SHAKE HANDS WITH

OR WITH PEOPLE OF A GENDER NOT ENTIRELY ACCEPTABLE TO THE CURRENT SOCIAL CRITERION.

THIS COULD BE SOMEONE WHO MIGHT WEAR A STRETCHY CATSUIT 

OR WHO WOULD THUMB A RIDE IN A RICH SUBURB OR SOMEONE NAKED FROM

THE INSIDE OUT AND IS NOT AFRAID TO WRITE TO HIS OR HER FORMAL DEITY ABOUT IT.  

(A) WE LIKE OUR LUNCH COLD.   (B)  WE LIKE CLAPPING OUR HANDS

WHEN SOMEONE DOES SOMETHING REALLY CLEVER

LIKE BALANCING A DISH ON THE END OF A STICK. (C)  WE EAT OUR LUNCH IN THE BALL PARK.

(DO NOT BE DISCONCERTED BY THIS.  MANY MANY PEOPLE WOULD LIKE TO

BE IN THE SAME BALLPARK WITH YOU AND NOT JUST THERE TO PLAY GAMES,

BUT TO BE SERIOUS WHICH CAN BE AN UNWELCOME EMOTION,

THAT INFLICTS ITSELF ON THE MOST FRIVOLOUS OF  THE TRIBES).

THE COLD NAKED LUNCH IS LIKE LARD SQUASHED INTO A BALL

AND IS NOT AVAILABLE TO JUST ANYONE YOU HAPPEN TO MEET.

SOMETIMES IT IS HELD UP FOR INCREDIBLE AND DISTRESSING RIDICULE.

  THIS IS GOOD...  THIS IS WHAT GOODNESS REALLY IS... THE ESSENCE OF IT.

  GOOD PEOPLE CAN HARBOUR  SERIOUS FEELINGS ON HOW

THE OTHER HALF CAN LAY THEIR TABLE AND

NOT INVITE THE NEIGHBOURS IN FOR A BITE.

YOU HAVE CHOSEN WISELY.

THE WORLD NEEDS GOOD PEOPLE. 

FOR A MORE JUICY LUNCH. TAKE A PAPER BAG TO THE CORNER OF YOUR STREET,

HOLD IT OUT OPEN END FACING THE DIRECTION THAT THE SERIOUS PEOPLE

WILL COME FROM. WHEN THEY HAVE PASSED BLOW UP THE BAG AND

POP IT LIKE YOU ARE AT A BIRTHDAY PARTY.  THIS  IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE

WE ALWAYS NEED TO KEEP THE STREETS AN AMUSING AND INFORMATIVE PLACE TO BE.

IF YOU WANT TO BE IN THE BALLPARK YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO PLAY THE GAME.

WHICH IS NOT OPEN TO DISCUSSION. BUT YOU MUST HAVE CERTAIN

TALENTS THAT DISTINGUISHES YOU FROM THE REST OF THE SUPPLICANTS.

THIS IS PROBABLY FOUND TATTOOED SOMEWHERE ON YOUR COLLECTIVE

MEMORY, LIKE SLIGHTLY SCRATCHED RECORDS FROM THE 1970S .

"Out of the Blue"

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