We woke up looking for my father from 19:88 to 19:98 military time
Large sweeping circles under the sun like a falconer
Past the brown grass and flipped over soup cans
Most of the time I spent thinking of myself taking it in
Having imaginary dialogs of basketball and smashing pumpkins
of what could have been

"You believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality." ... "That's not the way the world really works anymore…We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality—judiciously, as you will—we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors…and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."

We found him out back in a cupboard, 4x4x8 =128 square feet
A room stocked with cans of Vienna sausages, spaghetti-ohs, smoked oysters and top ramen

He brushed himself off like nothing had ever happened to purchase me a TV set.