she keeps ditching out on me
for sushi mondays
sushi’s like deer that has salt on it
so if you get real sushi
this is exquisite
i heard how that sounded
did you know that?
if she had known
would she remember
i want marmalade
but it feels physical
start your labor day weekend off right with UP literature’s Issue 5!!! words worthy of a national holiday from tyler gobble, jacob steinberg, julio cortázar, joel kopplin, sodiq yusuf, ally batchelder, adam moorad, shane jesse christmass, ken poyner, timmy reed, clarissa ames and matthew sherling, plus a badass interview with xTx about (what else?) her elusive body and artwork by jackson nieuwland’s aunt, artist andrea du chatenier
LOVE when im the only one SOBER when everyone else is PLASTERED. Was UP til EARLY this MORNING cuz HUNNY was THROWING UP because he was too DRUNK from last night. I may actually get to take a NAP today.
all my shit is gone to shit accepting submissions!
Have You Seen My Whale Issue # 3
Welcome to part II. This is how the Whale search goes. Everything takes time. Finding a whale is harder than you’d ever think. Prepare yourself for the internet search of the giant whale.
Moon Tzu takes over the side of a house. Here the sun becomes the leading actor in the movie called ‘The Day’. Macedonia sells bottles of water on every day except Sundays. Sundays are for rest. Sundays are for truck drivers.
Cayla Lockwood wants to be a bean plant. When it is too hot they turn their leaves to protect themselves. Guess beans are the most sensitive plants around. Here I thought it was the sunflower following the sun. Hiding behind your leaves is much more emotional.
Benjamin Marx avoids phones. I do the same thing. Phones are scary. Voices do not need to carry. I prefer editing my thoughts rather than saying them out loud. We corrupt the minds of good, clean-living aliens.
Jason LeGlue is a machine. If the human body is a machine then he is a machine. Notice the Tumblr notes come together to create a full though. Few Tumblrs do this as Tumblr suffers from ADD.
@lazzyandoh does not have time for 100 pages. This is a problem. 100 pages is a lot to read in one sitting. Still we must persevere. Reading is important. Before you can read on the internet you have to be literate IRL.
John Z. Komurki cares about nothing. This is what he does every day. We have a view from where we live. Every time you look outside that piece is yours though you do not officially own it. Applecore is an important musical genre for children. Applecore is ‘Kidz Bop’ but for budding hipster children.
Michael Andrew O’Brien gets a mouth attack. Cannibals are important. They’ve been in the new recently. Hope we can defeat the people-eaters in our midst. I thought that having all these vegans would reduce person-on-person eating attacks.
Clarissa Ames makes fun art. Art is fun. Make it every day. Freeze people alive. You get re-animated as a person later on, many years later. When will this start to happen to people? Science needs to work on this backlog of frozen people.
Jmar Atienza knows spring in New York requires instagram. Kissing on instagram makes the present nostalgic. I am nostalgic for a present that I’m not experiencing.
@lizzieohlou lists things to live for, including oddly Weezer. Someday Weezer may be good. I wish I knew what day that will be, or year, or decade. I worry about my twitter account when I am dead too. Can anybody write tweets the way you do? Do you have your Twitter listed on your will? She needs to adopt a panda. Pandas need love, in a literal way.
Cole Eldridge shows off his cat car. America builds the biggest and best cat cars. Note most American car manufacturers required billions of dollars’ worth of cash in order to remain economically viable. Bears love golf.
Luke Petach explains the pain of whales. Whales are so big and they eat such small creatures. Do whales suffer from depression knowing they are too big for anything else? Hope whales are over that whole ‘Ahab’ phase.
Brady Glasser wants to hold your hand. Let him. He’s a cool dude. Paris is important for lovers. Baltimore is for other sorts of lovers. Wonder if there are any lovers in Baltimore?
Robert Walton must high-five his way into the future. I love getting high fives. Few do this for me. My high-five life has only begun. Someday I hope the high-five can bring me into a beautiful past.
Michael Sajdak wonders in the area. Geography does this to us. We associate people with places. There are places I can no longer go because I remember who I hung out with there. For me this isn’t just romantic but emotional. I used to be a different person. Reminders of that can be intense.
Adam Dickinson remembers his first taste of the internet. Mine was looking at Pizza Hut’s original website. Back in the 90s we had Netscape. Geocities was another great site. Those Geocities sites are beautiful testaments to the birth pains of the internet. Neopets are beautiful. I have a Neopet account. My name is ‘Beach_Slorg’. Add me. Girls met me on Myspace. The date went poorly. I was a loser back then. Poor Adam gave his heart on the internet. That is rarely reciprocated. Finally he discovers old pictures of himself from years ago. That’s how it works.
Frank Jackson states he is not a father’s son. The plane moves slowly. In a plane time doesn’t even exist. It simply happens. Nothing happens on a plane. Anything interesting is vacuum sealed up as people watch boring ‘airplane quality’ movies. Ants attack our bodies. Enjoy the beauty of tiny creatures crawling all over.
It ends. This is a beautiful ending. Love how strong this collection is. I can’t wait until the next search for the whale begins. Will they ever find what they are looking for? Here’s hoping they find their whale.
have you seen my whale #3
livemylief asked: nice poem's in have u seen my whael!!
thanks!! there are so many great stuffs in there!