Caroline Chavatel Internet Searches, Brief History

1. HOW TO EAT AN APRICOT(!)

I am full of typo. I want to say to you:
forget everything the church taught you, early-ripe—

the only good thing about that place was leaving.
Call yourself pit-star, stone-god, kernel-in-the-forgetting.

Tuck it to sleep for evolution’s sake. Swallow. Repeat.
I care about this kind of thing. Is it shallow to desire

2. GOOD RAMEN NEAR ME

so much useless knowledge, this haul? I buy
hundred-dollar knives but do not cook.

3. HOW TO PROPERLY CLEAN TEETH

Remains from the early Harappan periods show evidence
of teeth having been drilled dating back 9,000 years. There

are dental deserts in America. At night, I pick my teeth.
Clean is the river without a current, tainted by its own

4. WHERE DOES DONALD GLOVER LIVE IN ATLANTA

perfection. I care about this kind of thing. I care
about this kind of thing. Lovebird, it is near

5. LONG-DISTANCE RELATIONSHIP ADVICE

midnight in the south. Quora tells me to quit
my job and move to the Pacific Northwest. I care

about tenure-track jobs and Russian Formalism,
but care and also care but also... Yes. (Or perhaps

6. DO APRICOTS HAVE PITS??

Schrodinger’s Apricot might exist
in its pitted and pitless beauty somewhere

on another site.) I have yet to decide whether
I want an answer to something so simple.

7. SUGAR IN APRICOTS

I have a cavity. Fifteen grams in one cup sliced.
The apricot is not real, but is pitted, this

metaphorical sugar a prompt for the aforementioned
care. I don’t know why I’ve chosen to

8. WAIT, IS THERE CYANIDE IN APRICOT PITS???????

include the wait, as though my computer might stop
churning to consider my pause, it its own machine

with its own machine-brain, cold and inhuman
as ever. But, an apricot kernel is often called a stone

and is known for containing amygdalin, a poisonous
compound. There is so much poison in the world, to say

how much,
I find sentimental.

9. CAN YOU DIE FRM CYANIDE

10. MOST COMMON CAUSE OF DEATH

Diseases of the heart.


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