We have discovered the universe
is a type of machine — self-sufficient.
The people are becoming free.
Only crustaceans will survive
the waters –– the healthy Japanese
will become ill with high cholesterol.
It will be commonplace.
We have read the recipes.
They have a supercomputer
that disseminates supersymmetries
across the lands –– the beauty
is so intoxicating to the masses
that they believe it to be a god.
An entity has been spitting out
anomalies in the cosmos from a source
we can only believe is Maitreya, existing
in a wormhole created by this
very communication, a rupture in the
quantum spaces and times –– it’s everything:
the incongruent and asymmetric, the wabi and
the sabi –– it compels change, mutating
the perceived superstructure: eat
more plants. Only the resourceful will
Here, a song written in
a time to come:
“Oh, Maitreya, where art thou?
The fields run barren, the chakras
amok, and the dharma forgotten
— we have lost the war.
Perfection has become the police,
enslaving man and child
to artificial rhythms of clocks
divorced from the solar system
now engrained on their heads.
They like to be like each other.
Joyous, they’ve become, in
synthesizing all life in
common mathematics and consensus.
Underground, we spend our days
as days themselves have become
short and filled with soot.
But through the black stratosphere
of digits and strange alloys,
a new sun swirls with young fire.”
Much, much, much ketchup must be stored. Tomatoes difficult. Micro-greens and garlic –– the simpler species grow well hydroponically. Practice the extraction of protein from plants and other derivatives. Pasta and noodles hold over time.
Boil water. Season with a pinch of salt. Add spaghetti noodles to water. About 2–3 tablespoons of vegetable-based oil in pan –– lightly simmer thin, thin, thin pieces of garlic –– about 3–4 cloves –– lightly cooking them. Extract flavor. Add 2–3 tablespoons of ketchup and 2 teaspoons of chopped herb like parsley to oil and garlic. Stir occasionally. Heat on low-medium heat until pasta in other pot is just a bit undercooked. Add undercooked pasta to sauce in pan. Save pasta water. Mix and cook the pasta in sauce. 2 teaspoons of soy sauce wow. Add a bit of pasta water if noodles look dry. Finish pasta al dente in sauce.