Author's note: I've recently become fascinated by the idea of creating art that destroys itself when consumed. For example, digital albums that remove themselves from their web servers after being downloaded once, computer programs that slowly corrupt themselves, etc. This is the first project I've completed with this goal in mind. These poems, which are meditations on disintegration, will slowly be destroyed by each person who reads them, one character at a time. I have deleted the only copy of these poems in order to allow you to take part in truly destroying them.
Bryan Woods is a computer programmer from Brooklyn, New York, who is slowly working on a collection of personal essays.