Participation Mystique: Number One

Not risotto, you fool. Radicchio.

Participation mystique: “a kind of psychological connection with objects in which the subject cannot clearly distinguish himself from the object.” To this I dedicate my work in the coming year.

NumberĀ One

Off to the sea, radicchio.

I know you

I know you well.

Off on a lazy swell, radicchio.

Ridding and riding, radicchio.

Rolling your r s, radicchio.

Rising aloft, radicchio.

Two c s and one d,


Rough and ready, on you prance


Upon the raucous waves you dance.

Ah, radicchio,

I dress in red and wait forĀ thee.