1) that chemical je ne sais quoi which
distinguishes humans from divans; 2)
any carbon-based organism–blue
cornflowers, honey bees, yeast, Friedrich
Engels, llamas, bacteria, ostrich
ferns, algae & fish, to name but a few;
3) what the sum of experience adds up to;
4) nature; 5) a biography, such
as Boswell’s Johnson; 6) a measurement
of size or length, such as Boswell’s johnson;
7) pep; 8) what’s real; 9) the path
taken, rather than the one that isn’t;
10) cogito ergo sum; 11)
how things go; 12) a sentence unto death.
Matt Morris has appeared in various magazines and anthologies, for which he’s received multiple nominations for the Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. His first book, Nearing Narcoma, won the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. Knut House Press recently released his latest collection, Walking in Chicago with a Suitcase in My Hand.