another way to frighten yourself away from the commission of acts
of bad taste or abnormal behavior : place each hand inside a paper
lunch bag : arrange for a friend to tie the necks shut at the wrist
with your senses thus altered you are now incapable of trespass
the fall from grace is possible only for unchanged things & you no longer qualify : the invalidation of your credentials creates an appalling void within you : terrifying : immobilizing : you can no longer move erratically : congratulations : you have converted potential abnormality into the most respectable inaction ::

Jay Besemer, “Respectable”, in Aster to Daylily