Boys and Gossips

Images of mixed bodily fluids. Networks of desire.

Viscous boy gossip, so demure so classy.

From Jessica Grim “Is The Body Talking Sense Now?” in Writing 25 (1990).

I like how the expected “vicious” is tamed. If you read fast you miss it. All those esses make me in my rapid reading pluralize gossips. I think she is talking about the persons who do the gossiping. Turns out they are the subjects of another sort. Can’t imagine a lone gossip though it could be the case — gossiping seems to be a mutual affair and demand at least a pair. In my rewrite “gossip” is an adjective.

Viscous gossip boys

And so for day 993

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