The Heritable Self

from by Harvey Pekar



“With cameras as my eyes and nodes as my hands, I rule here, insect.”
System Shock.

“I” was breathed into thine nostrils. Designed catalyst, “mine." Names localized, origin appropriated/regurgitated till divine countenance radiates 475. Stargazers dispel scala naturae per immemorial cell structure. Eon honed flesh and bone. Trace this grace to neurons. Mirrors of the mind. Re: premotor cortex. Self-conflating pleas penned in straw. Grasp and proclaim, “I am." Marionettes, forsaken and fabricated in our image, idle pro tempore. Mimicry heads of clay/bone/wax/wood/metal/plastic gaze celestial to descry illusory strings. Atop Jacob’s Ladder, bellows proclaim: “I am, I."


from The Astral We, released August 13, 2016



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Harvey Pekar Cleveland, Ohio

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Elliott Frank: Guitar
Ian Douglas: Drums
Nick Kratsas: Vocals
Nick Schmitt: Bass


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