Sunday, April 19, 2015

how to become invisible

Acquire the severed head of a man who has committed suicide.
Bury the head, together with seven black beans,
on a Wednesday morning before sunrise,
and water the ground for seven days with fine brandy. 
On the eighth day, the beans will sprout.
Persuade a little girl to pick and shell them.
Pop one into your mouth.

adapted from "Sight Unseen" 
by Kathryn Schulz 
The New Yorker