38 ways to stain a memory*

*(ms on a chair for ms)

 

1.

 

a chair forms in the mind of the table.

 

 

 

2.

 

a sitter forms in the mind of a chair.

 

 

 

3.

 

this chair was made from a brutal remark.

 

 

 

4.

 

this chair was made from fools' laughter.

 

 

 

5.

 

the floor imagines the view from the chair.

 

 

 

6.

 

a yearning chair bandaged with migrating sleep.

 

 

 

7.

 

wooden chairs frequently have nightmares about upholstery.

 

 

 

8.

 

chairs without arms instinctively despise those chairs with arms.

 

 

 

9.

 

chairs stacked in unexpectant adultery.

 

 

 

10.

 

the chair salivates in readiness for you to take your place.

 

 

 

11.

 

in your mind this chair is only held together with shadows.

 

 

 

12.

 

chairs can transfuse memories from the spinal chord.

 

 

 

13.

 

which head would you place on the chair in front of you.

 

 

 

14.

 

a simple chair becomes a throne for exacting revenge.

 

 

 

15.

 

a bowl of blood as still as a bowl of blood on a white chair.

 

 

 

16.

 

the executioner's smile reflected in the surface of the chair he is polishing.

 

 

 

17.

 

the type of chair that was only ever intended for use in the dark.

 

 

 

18.

 

you stood looking at that chair as if it was a thief.

 

 

 

19.

 

the truth and the lie are circling the same chair.

 

 

 

20.

 

neither the truth nor the lie accepts the other's offer to take this chair.

 

 

 

21.

 

this is the precise moment before the chair goes through the window.

 

 

 

22.

 

the burning chair the match beneath the revolution.

 

 

 

23.

 

it was once believed that the sun could be kept alight with broken chairs.

 

 

 

24.

 

god stands on a chair to fix the light.

 

 

 

25.

 

the hearing lines on a chair are not unlike those on a fish.

 

 

 

26.

 

Noah had just enough timber left to make himself one chair.

 

 

 

27.

 

most chairs would want to be buried with their owners.

 

 

 

28.

 

a chair sits beside the grave of the sitter.

 

 

 

29.

 

a tiny hole drilled through the chair for the tears to drain away.

 

 

 

30.

 

chairs attached to the outsides of buildings for souls to rest from the wind.

 

 

 

31.

 

some chairs do not exist.

 

 

 

32.

 

what is not objective in a chair is not subjective in a chair.

 

 

 

33.

 

in a chair function meets its primary disciple.

 

 

 

34.

 

on the underside of a chair a film of spores ready to fall.

 

 

 

35.

 

this chair the unwedded evangelist wedded to silence.

 

 

 

36.

 

if this chair could talk it would not even bother to say your name.

 

 

 

37.

 

most chairs adhere to the possibility that they might be chairs.

 

 

 

38.

 

a life spent observing the behaviours of empty chairs in an empty room.

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