Percolation: Manifest

A bill of lading is used for legal ownership of contents; multiple bills of lading can be combined into a single manifest.

Passenger manifests are particularly useful in cases of disasters, natural or manmade.

The Grignard Reaction
consists of multiple


a sequence of color

an exothermic


(whitest of blue Mg shavings)
(bubbling: translucence)
(brown-grey solution)
(a rose-pink intermediary)
(a release
of heat)


these are all elementary steps;
the exothermic reaction is only
a part; much, but not all of the reaction
is exothermic


The important information includes: name, gender, age, marriage status, ethnicity & place of residence. The important information includes: package number and information, number of packages and descriptions of packages, nature of goods, gross weights.

The important information is this: I am various; numinous; multiple; monstrous.

The Grignard Reaction
demonstrates a covalent bond
between two carbons.

These are

Carbon is
stable &


Manipulation is easier if we can take advantage of the elements’ differences; to speed up the reaction, sometimes it helps to hold it in the palm of our hands.

wrap the glass with skin ▪ offer an exchange of heat ▪ embrace the monster’s sutured skin, not their transcendence of it ▪ blood & bone become an enemy when layered with language

C. Kubasta writes poetry, prose and hybrid forms. She is the author of the chapbooks, A Lovely Box and &s, and a full-length collection, All Beautiful & Useless (BlazeVOX, 2015). Her next book, Of Covenants, is forthcoming from Whitepoint Press in 2017. She is active with the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, and serves as Assistant Poetry editor with Brain Mill Press. She thinks poetry, like humor, porn, & horror, should be a body genre. Find her at Twitter: @CKubastathePoet