Piebald Pandora and the Phantom Self

Piebald Pandora

Multi hued Glory

Sloth Shark face

Palomino woman bites us

and hangs with us

upside down at dawn

selling our souls to 4 legged

Majesty Lemurs on Madagascar….

(C) April 8, 2023 Written By Richard Gessner

Richard Gessner’s fiction has been published in Air Fish: an anthology of speculative work, Rampike, Ice River, Coe Review, Another Chicago Magazine, Happy, The Act, Sein und Werden, Skidrow Penthouse, The Pannus Index, Fiction International and many other magazines. A collection, Excerpts from the Diary of a Neanderthal Dilettante & The Man in the Couch was published by Bomb Shelter Props. Gessner’s drawings and paintings have appeared in Raw Vision, Courier News, Asbury Park Press, Rampike, Skidrow Penthouse, and exhibited at Pleiades Gallery, Hamilton Street Gallery, Cry Baby Gallery, The Court Gallery and the Donald B. Palmer Museum. Richard wrote The Conduit and Other Visionary Tales of Morphing Whimsy. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey.

The Conduit and Other Visionary Tales of Morphing Whimsy Audible

self fee of a phantom self. oil/collage Mitchell Pluto


We believe we are conscious but we are continuously unconscious.

The eye is the window to the brain and there sits the optic chiasm. A cross current chessboard of visual information. In ancient China, King Wen changed three lines into six lines to form 64 hexagrams in his book called The Book of Changes. Ironically there are 64 arrangements in DNA and 64 squares on the chessboard.


Jesus, all the time I spent believing in a historical Laoz and come to find out there’s no historical race either.

these our the last days of being a primate. Don’t worry we still have cuspids

Everything must be uploaded|  

…creating a record print of a finger swipe from phone screen| CHECK

…the gesticulation wavelengths of our voice from phone calls| CHECK

…iris scan captured from viewing screen| CHECK

tell us what’s on your mind| CHECK

This device and artificial Intelligence will marginalize the future of man’s ego. After all man is an animal guided by objects, why not be a primate whose experience is organized and interrupted by the phone?

isn’t it working already?

Who is on the other side of the screen?

A narcissistic shark that feeds remotely on a colony of brains and uses the appearance of a woman as a lure

Now A Word From Our Sponsor

We would like to salute our patron Walt and his 1958 Disney film White Wilderness who graciously staged and contrived the impression of a massive lemming suicide. Now back to our show.

(C) April 8, 2023 written by Mitchell Pluto

I would like to thank my friend, Richard Gessner for collaborating and creating some writing to interpret my painting

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