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1.

“Dead and gone,” you might think.

But it’s not that simple.

 

Now the dead get jobs

answering FAQs, like

 

“Is someone here?” and

“Is anybody there?”

 

2.

“Be more recognizable!”

tweets Surveillance Inc.,

 

like we were all

slightly out of focus.

 

It jollies us along.

“Just one more photo.

 

You started this.

It’s what you always wanted.”

 

3.

The fires are quite precocious.

 

They generate lightning

which creates more fire—

 

almost fully self-sustaining

in a matter of hours.

 

4.

Compared with “is”

the word “exist”

 

is pretentious.

Rigid. It calls

 

attention to itself.

Calls and calls.