you are so small
and simple minded
pure and white
and your time
I was inspired by my hamster, Algernon
For all the
In silence, I pray with a reference never before known to me.
It is soft and fragile,
tentative, like a child,
small, like a grasshopper.
It floats from one ray of light to another,
with a loud whoosh that does not ask for pardon for its sound.
It speaks in a tight whisper,
throat raspy from lack of use,
or maybe too many cigarettes.
It flips onto that same cloud it floated on earlier,
moth wings flapping like some incandescent bug
lit up by the electricity of a bug-zapper.
Fear does not silence it.
--It rings its glamorous wings without entropy--
And so I offer a call into that wide madness of space.
It does not answer.
I did not expect it to.
And that is okay.
Todey they told me that I shud rite a powm for you Algernon
Mr. Strauss sed that youre sick
I dont want you to be sick
Remembir the amazed
Youre a white mouse
Youre smarter then other mice
So please *** well soon
- Charlie Gordon
Flowers for Algernon // Charlie Gordon
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