Larceny: March 7

Three properties resemble horses bridled and tethered to a cactus. Somehow we know they are cut from extra heavy cardboard. Ron Silliman asked me to tell you: This: Sentence: Those three hombres to life, pulling by the leg a gay caballero, l'Homme qui rit wearing vest, neckerchief, chaps and stetson, a complete Ralph Lauren outfit. Only the cactus is all natural. Feeling somewhat uncomfortable among such alien corn, Mescalito ponders changing into a bird. What kind of bird, he wonders. Overhead a phantom jet splits the blue dome, exploding beyond sound.

-- Michael West