Vi Khi Nao
T H E D E F I N I T I O N O F
CHARISMA: A personality disorder involving the use of magnetism to generate social order 2) the ability to gather light from others and make it emanate from one's eyes and mouth and face 3) in context of a leader, a charismatic individual gains economic and social advantages by smiling widely and destroying others or the lives of others in the process. Sometimes smiling widely and exuding magnetism encourage the activities of artifice 4) it is related to the cousin of charm, but charisma can carry ominous flair and become more charming in its sadistic methods 5) an establishment of attractiveness and civilizational appeals.
RESENT: A verb at best, a thing maybe, a profession. Depending on the circumstances,it can be a brief or extensive career with acidity not related to melons, limes, lemons, grapefruits, green apples, etc. MEANINGS: The ability to deliver an invested emotion back into a certain location of the body, such as on the tip of the hypaxial muscles or along the ribcage of the chest. RESENT has the following siblings: RESENTS, RESENTED, RESENTMENT, RESENTER(S), and other members who neglect to appear on this page. RESENTMENT has an infrequent birthday and will only celebrate the anniversary of its birth if it remembers. This explains why large celebrations are usually followed by infrequent smaller ones. Resentment, for instance, is not like fish or lettuce when it enters the body of its host. It’s more like beef. When the host ingests it, the parasite sits and rots and never really truly goes away. RESENTMENT, as a profession, has a teaching assistant named ANGER, which feeds its stomach with more educated parasites. These intellectual parasites live for days & months & years before being subdued by other primitive parasites such screaming & fisting. Sometimes RESENTMENT retires to a place of comfort before climbing a hill to disappear into the wilderness of other emotion-related creatures. RESENTMENT descended from the French in 1610. After that, like the invention of the icemaker, everyone had to have it.
Vi Khi Nao is the author of a novel, Fish in Exile, and a poetry collection, The Old Philosopher. Vi’s work includes poetry, fiction, film and cross-genre collaboration. She was the winner of 2014 “Nightboat Poetry Prize” and the 2016 “Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Contest”.