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SPIV DRIVER #4 - SHINING A SPOTLIGHT ON IGNORED EXISTENCE



by Travis Jeppesen & Matthew Wascovich

COPYRIGHT © 2003, 3 A.M. MAGAZINE. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The Giant
(Jeppesen)

He had a noxious defectation in the upper right hand corner of his mouth. He tried and tried to spit it out, but the spit would not flow. Irgified potatoes were his only nitrogen for days and days after the storm came down. He did not know how the magnums would thrive in space. The giant was having back pains. His spine fell down to his knees. He had had a lot of hairs on his chest in the old days, until his wife the giantess complained about rugburn during sex, so he had had to shave them off.

I am not the hypothesis to the solution you've created, said the giant to the writer.

Nor is he the antithesis.

For we exist in separate worlds, he and I, although we infrequently come together in the same one, a third that is other to us both. At the end of the day, it's the same old story you're telling that's already been told to the same people time and time again: it has wheels.


Pin Code Government
(Wascovich)

Our messages are under the sky.
Why live like a final sip?
Grapevines grow on red rotted wall,
an opportunistic doorway.
Peel luck off the strategic computer,
mail luck and travel on a motorbike.
She travels through crashproof dummies
left in Europe with goats.
Her risk is in solid trains that ride on quartz.
An introverted technician riding in Brooklyn
opens gates to a returned creak.
Fashioned like a piano bang,
her neck is a rollarcoaster catching critical facts.
Her skin of soft palms and smooth forearms
grabs me at the most opportune times.







ABOUT THE AUTHORS


Spiv Driver poems from Jeppesen and Wascovich's forthcoming book entitled, Robot in the Taxi/240 Boxes of Shattered Dishes (Slow Toe Publications, 2003).

Travis Jeppesen lives in Prague. His writing has appeared in Bookforum, 3 AM Magazine, Low Blue Flame, and Fish Piss. Neomania, his screenplay inspired by autreamont's Les Chants du Maldoror, death metal, and real life teen killers, is currently in pre-production. Victims, his first novel, will be published by Akashic Books in 2003.

Matthew Wascovich lives in Cleveland. He edits the literary journal, Flat Bike & Banged Head and is a co-editor at 3 AM Magazine. Recent chapbooks by Slow Toe Publications include Application Counter, Milkly Lovely: Magnetic Resistace Unit, with Todd Colby, Blue Father Nomination with Kimberly Nichlols and HP Tinker.











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