Nearing the end of the month and running out of ideas. Here’s a draft inspired by reading Anne Carson.
Q & A With a Ghost
after Anne Carson
Q. Do you sleep?
A. Yes but there is no day or night
Q. Do you stay there forever?
A. Forever has no meaning here
Q. Do you eat?
A. Yes, but what we call food you might call inspiration
Q. What about sex?
A. Yes, but without the physical bit
Q. Do you have language?
A. No but we understand each other perfectly
Q. Is there such as thing as the Bardo?
A. There is a place like that. We call it the waiting room.
Q. Do you ever see your past life?
A. It plays on a big screen every Saturday.
Q. Are there saints?
A. and devils too
Q. Who do you report to?
A. The choir director
Q. So you have singing?
A. I’m a soprano
Q. and poetry?
A. Dear god no.
Copyright Mike Hopkins 2018
Image: Mike Hopkins
(Some / most of these could be rightly described as “chopped up text”. But that’s how first drafts often look.)