Creative Work: ‘Forming Augmented Dominant Seventh Chords when You Cannot Play Jazz at Night’ by Ryan Racine

Creative WorksThis week’s exceptionally long-titled piece is from Canadian author Ryan Racine. The poem’s jarring use of line break, and sleep deprived tone makes this a hilarious and necessary read. 

Forming Augmented Dominant Seventh Chords when You Cannot Play Jazz at Night

You must learn
to do the quadratic
formula with your fingers.

Next, count how
many times you can
urinate
in circles
around
the toilet bowl until you hit the seat.
Remember before noon
to carve the remaining
pumpkins with the corner of the
picture frame on the coffee table.
Finally, you have to
find Katrina and bring
her to justice.
We have every reason
to believe Katrina is
connected to al-Quaeda.

This piece uses such interesting imagery, and plays on our way of thinking about things. It is a perfect example of someone trying to string together last minute meaningful thoughts at the end of a night. 

Join us next week for more amazing pieces!

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