How to matter

By Jonathan Focht



Superior Outdoors

The Beat

Sit agog at a laptop, support chin with palm. The more intent you pretend the better. Buy a car made five years from now. Hit a hundred thumbs-up points. Pass on hand jobs - pick one sounding fancy like dictator or plum taster or weimaraner or head of plums or number man or hot dog inspector or director of marketing clown cars or poet. Avoid thoughts of mindfulness or your place in spacetime. Don’t read Camus. Always drive. Exercise money & don’t bleed too much. Pretend the hobo does not exist. Tell yourself there is life after this.