for Lewis Turco
who is the Inhabitant, we wonder ...
is he the living remembering the dead,
reanimating their corpses in his cranium’s mausoleum?
or is he the dead shambling among the living
like an affectionate but discombobulated zombie?
or is he an extraterrestrial like heinlein’s Stranger —
a christlike seeker of knowledge and truth,
as yet unable to grok earth-life?
or is he a prophet sent to remind us what we know—
that we can never understand: Dishes, Kitchens,
— Michael Burch, http://www.thehypertexts.com/main.htm