John S. Hall - Wonders of the World

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Wonders of the World

We did all we could to make you special
And we created wonders of the world
Clifford, Maple, Janus, and the Fist
Apple and Leona the Lizard Girl

Everything we had to give, we put into to making you
Prayers and wishes, love and dreams and hopes
But that was not enough and so we added to the stew
Drugs, insecticides and radioactive isotopes

Four of your siblings survived and we're so glad that they're alive
The six of you are failures
when you died we cried and cried
We think about you every day
And now we keep you on display
In big glass jars filled with formaldehyde

Cherubic Apple you died when you were two
Leona, you only lasted seven months
The other four, you died in utero
Failures all, but oh we love you so

Fist, you look like a fist
And Maple, you look like a rumpled sponge
Clifford you look like a pan of lasagna, so your siblings call you the Tray
Janus with your face so fine
And another head growing out of your spine
We love you less than we will tomorrow and more than we did yesterday

Everything we had, we put into making you
Prayers and wishes, love and dreams and hopes
But that was not enough and so we added to the stew
Drugs, insecticides and radioactive isotopes

We did the best we could to make you special
And we created wonders of the world
Clifford, Maple, Janus, and the Fist
Apple and Leona the Lizard Girl

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from GEEK LOVE by Katherine Dunn, released July 14, 2016

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The Bushwick Book Club Brooklyn, New York

We started in January 2009 playing songs written in response to Kurt Vonnegut's Breakfast of Champions. We haven't stopped since. We've written & performed songs inspired by everything from "On The Origin of Species" to Dr. Seuss to Raymond Carver. There are BBCs popping up nationwide now. Bushwick Book Club Seattle started in 2010 & is run by Geoff Larson. Our nerdy dare-devilry knows no bounds. ... more

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