The Anthology 
Root







Whale or the human cannot conceive of itself without a monster and cannot imagine a monster breathing


By Chaun Webster


whereas: some monsters can collapse their lungs, take their
residence among deep unknown fathoms, to breathe

they breach the space between worlds, liminal creatures.
something, everything other. other and they breathe.

whereas: a monstrous thing can be entangled, more
than single. multiple and without borders. breathe

and split the fiction of autonomy. breathe, there
is no distance from the water here. up, up and breathe

a kind of riotous practice, an anarchy
of breathing. whereas: monsters are hunted and breathe

at risk of being greeted by a cold harpoon.
whereas: revolt, because they can no longer breathe.