Project Human

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close up on the landscape. curtains. the first soft walls blowing desert. what lowers over a sizable portion of life. we make our first mistake as humans. no amount of lowering can stop a hand. takes when it wants. outside the window. fear. what’s eating what. shapes & eyes.

observe the coast. ships go by. men take. then women. children throw up because they are children. then: the hunt. the act of using teeth. smiling. to show health. it is equal parts taste & equal parts because we can.

look inside the house. what constitutes life: cracking down. wasteful expenditure. we could be doing anything with the left side of the body.

instead it acts. exactly like the right.

then perfection is an order. the right foot in front of the left. perform with excellence. the task of boiling water. breath while sleeping.