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A Chorus Girl plays a chord with her left hand and inversions of it with her right. There is to be no arpeggiation: the chords are all at once.  It is Weimar Germany, it is free of Hiroshima metaphors, nothing has beeen unplugged, there is nothing to unplug.   World War I was first called The Great War.  Red lips and army mashup dresses are understood to pastiche the time of crisis while simultaneously acknowledging its profundity by synonymizing it with other, more, shall we say, external tragedies.   Dreams are highlighted as such, feared ones are mocked, and so forth in this Mobius polyseme.  It is before your time but your time is all the time compressed into the ballad sung by a girl sitting at a piano.  There is no escaping sight and sound and deafness has a certain consciousness about it (wiggle in the blue jeans). 

Verses will satire this situation by recasting Healthy girl as the most unfortunate and therefore deserving of her misfortune.  Simultaneously, the soaring animism of Diseased lung will restore her to a lovely color, throbbing red lips, glimmering disease, the spackle of blood in a black and white movie.  We are late, we are early, we are pre and post human.  It is Weimar Germany. It is every war at once.  It is the hit song of the night.  

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I have decided to self-publish an experimental verse play that I wrote entitled "Pneumolalia!"  I plan to publish this using Amazon's print-on-demand service.  

In order to publish this up to my standards, I need funding to print copies, do the design work, purchase review copies for literary magazines, and get copyright clearance for one portion of the play.

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