the muse apprentice guild
--expanding the canon into the 21st century




TWO WORKS
BY DAVID BRADEN

SIXTHS

I
I have
I have nothing
I have nothing anymore
I have nothing anymore to
I have nothing anymore to add

But
But to
But to her
But to her hair
But to her hair shines
But to her hair shines briefly

Briefly
Briefly then
Briefly then all
Briefly then all is
Briefly then all is black
Briefly then all is black note

Nothing
Nothing anymore
Nothing anymore to
Nothing anymore to add
Nothing anymore to add but
Nothing anymore to add but her

Her
Her hair
Her hair shines
Her hair shines briefly
Her hair shines briefly but then
Her hair shines briefly but then all

All
All is
All is I
All is I have
All is I have nothing
All is I have nothing anymore

To
To add
To add here
To add here but
To add here but her
To add here but her hair

Shines
Shines briefly
Shines briefly then
Shines briefly then wishes
Shines briefly then wishes turn
Shines briefly then wishes turn three

Into
Into thirds
Into thirds and
Into thirds and thirds
Into thirds and thirds into
Into thirds and thirds into sixths

And
And so
And so on
And so on to
And so on to no
And so on to no other

End
End I
End I have
End I have nothing
End I have nothing added
End I have nothing added to her

To
To but
To but her
To but her hair
To but her hair shines
To but her hair shines briefly

Then
Then river
Then river I have
Then river I have nothing
Then river I have nothing left
Then river I have nothing left but

To
To hear her
To hear her hair
To hear her hair her
To hear her hair her shining

Shining
Shining then
Shining then sighs
Shining then sighs in
Shining then sighs in yellow
Shining then sighs in yellow I

Have
Have nothing
Have nothing left
Have nothing left but
Have nothing left but hear
Have nothing left but hear her

All
All too
All too briefly
All too briefly the
All too briefly the fractions
All too briefly the fractions there

Are
Are having
Are having nothing
Are having nothing but
Are having nothing but nothing
Are having nothing but nothing but

Hair
Hair nothing
Hair nothing added
Hair nothing added but
Hair nothing added but briefly
Hair nothing added but briefly and

yellow
yellow fractions
yellow fractions shine
yellow fractions shine on
yellow fractions shine on two
yellow fractions shine on two to

To
To say
To say to
To say to say
To say to say I
To say to say I have

Nothing
Nothing but
Nothing but her
Nothing but her brief
Nothing but her brief fractions
Nothing but her brief fractions of

Yellow
Yellow thoughts
Yellow thoughts within
Yellow thoughts within no
Yellow thoughts within no other
Yellow thoughts within no other end

But
But that
But that I
But that I have
But that I have nothing
But that I have nothing to

subtract
subtract but
subtract but her
subtract but her brief
subtract but her brief thoughts
subtract but her brief thoughts refracting

To
To yellow
To yellow wishes
To yellow wishes through
To yellow wishes through fabulous
To yellow wishes through fabulous nowheres

Strung
Strung across
Strung across like
Strung across like jewels
Strung across like jewels among
Strung across like jewels among thirds

among
among grief
among grief she
among grief she turns
among grief she turns away
among grief she turns away corners

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SQUIRT. BLEEP. COUGH

i

Squirt.
Bleep.
Cough.
Squirt bleep squirt bleep.
Squirt cough squirt cough.
Cough cough ooga ooga.
Cough cough ooga ooga.
Ooga ooga squirt.
Ooga ooga cough.
Squirt cough squirt cough.
Ooga ooga squirt.
Ooga ooga cough cough
Squirt. Bleep.
Squirt bleep.
Squirt squirt bleep - a - bleep
Bleep bleep bleep. Ha.
Ha bleep. Bleep burp ha. Hoo.
Hoo ha. Beep burp. Bleep. Hoo hoo. Ha.

ii
Ha.
Ha ha.
Ha ha ha.
Ha ha. Ha ha. Ha ha.
Ha ha ha. Ha ha ha. Ha ha ha.
Hoo.
Hoo hoo.
Hoo hoo. Hoo hoo.
Hoo hoo hoo.
Hoo hoo hoo. Hoo hoo hoo. Hoo hoo hoo.
Hoo ha. Hoo ha. Hoo hoo. Ha ha.
Hoo hoo. Ha ha. Hoo hoo. Ha ha ha.
Ha ha ha. Hoo Hoo. Ha ha ha. Hoo hoo
Hoo hoo hoo. Haa haa haa. Hoo hoo hoo. Ha ha hoo.
Hoo ha. Hoo. Hoo ha. Hoo.
Hoo ha hoo. Hoo ha hoo.
Ha ha. Hoo hoo ha. Ha ha.
Hoo hoo. cough cough. Ha ha.
Ha ha ha. Cough. Hoo hoo.

iii

pow cough cough squirt
cough squirt pow pow
squirt squirt pow cough
cough squirt pow squirt pow
cough pow cough pow
squirt cough cough squirt
pow pow pow pow
cough cough cough
squirt. squirt.

iv
hee hee hee
ooga cough
hoo hoo
ooga ooga
hee hee hoo hee hee hoo
ooga ooga cough ooga hee ooga hoo
hoohoo hoohoo heehee hoohoo
oogahee oogahoo oogaheehee hoo
hoo hoo hoo cough cough hoo hoo hoo

v
ha ha beep beep burp pow
burp pow beep. burp pow burp
pow
powpowpow
beep ha pow ha burp pow beep
beep burp beepbeep burp
ha ha. ha ha ha. pow pow. burp.
burpburp. beepburp. beepburp. beepbeepburp.