Jeff Bagato

Paradise in a Pill

in a pill
you can find perfection
in a pill
you can find paradise
in a pill
you can find happiness
better happiness
better love longer harder
longer lasting
better better love
longer lasting love
better better than testosterone
in a pill
in a pill
you can find performance
in a pill
you can find excellence
in a pill
you can find love
better better love
you better find love
you better find love
we can give you the love you always wanted
stay hard for hours
stay strong for hours
stay up for hours
find love
find love for hours
your pleasure your love for hours
the pleasure you want for hours
hours of pleasure in a pill
hours of happiness in a pill
hours of perfection in a pill
hours of paradise in a pill

women want you
stay longer
stay harder
women stay longer
women love harder
get the women you want
get the pleasure you want
get the paradise you want
the happiness you want

women come to you
women come for you
women come longer
women come harder
women come
women women women come
for top performance
they appreciate top performance
they long you
they hard you
they come you
they love you

this is the pill
in this pill lies love
this pill is the pill
in this pill lies happiness
this is the pill
in this pill lies pleasure
this is the pill
you need this pill
you want this pill
you want longer
you want harder
you want top performance
this is the pill
in this pill lies paradise
in this pill
paradise lies waiting for you
in this pill your pill
her pill
this pill
this pill called paradise
this pill called love
this pill
in this pill
you can find paradise in this pill

 

This Is What We Know

what we know
the things
the facts
the truth
the life
this is what we know

the things we know
sharks decide the things we know
the things you see
the things you do
the things you know
the car things
the food things
the love things
the clothes the shoes the watch the time
the job things
the clean things
what cleans what works what keeps the fires burning
the store things
the good things
the fun things
what smiles what plays what keeps us going
what to drink
what to eat
what to wear
what to drive
what to buy
what to do
what we do
what where what when
what we see
what we know
we know
we know what we see
we know what we do
we see what we do
we see what to do
we see what to know
we know what we know
what to keep
what to think
what to see
what to hear
what we believe
what we feel
what we want
what we do
what we know
we believe what we believe
we want what we want
we feel what we feel
we believe what we know
to know what to know
to believe what to believe
to do what to do
to want what to want
to know what to want
to know what to want
know know what to know
this is this this is
this is what we know

 

Your Body Is Waiting

body body body body your body your body
body your body
body body your body
your body your body your body is waiting
your body is waiting
body your body
your body
your body
body waiting
waiting waiting body waiting
waiting waiting your body waiting
your body your body
body body body body
body body your body body
waiting body
waiting your body
your body
your body
your body is waiting

 

 

Poet’s Note:

“The three texts form part of a new series of experiments inspired by the Facebook AI units that recently developed their own language using English words with different syntax and meaning. The AI units were intended to carry out customer service transactions and negotiations, and the format of their language seemed to be a powerful way to confront and manipulate the continuous stream of commercial messages invading our mental space.

These texts represent an attempt to replicate a machine code constructed from an extremely limited vocabulary, often initiated by spam emails. Each piece develops by permutations, repetition, and sound/rhythm. It’s impossible for the human observer to know if the machine is analyzing or tabulating data, performing a calculation, conducting a negotiation, or making a persuasive appeal. Any of these functions is a possibility. In a way, the texts are a form of speculative fiction: looking at a machine narrative pulled from a future where AIs have been released to perform functions on their own. As in the case of the Facebook AIs, these instances show a machine or machines adapting human (English) language for their own ends. The repetition of the key words imitates a transactional language, as if a carnival barker is repeating an appeal to a potential audience. But the end result also reminds me of a magical incantation appealing to a familiar spirit.”

 

 

BIO

A multi-media artist living near Washington, DC, Jeff Bagato produces poetry and prose as well as electronic music and glitch video. Some of his poetry and visuals have appeared in Angry Old Man, Brave New Word, Ex-Ex Lit, Futures Trading, The New Post-Literate, H&, and Otoliths. Some short fiction has appeared in Gobbet and Horror Sleaze Trash. He has published nineteen books, all available through the usual online markets, including And the Trillions (poetry) and Computing Angels (fiction). A blog about his writing and publishing efforts can be found at http://jeffbagato.com.

 

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