I’M DONE DELLILO by Marston Hefner

IF DELILLO HAD A HORSE THAT WAS INTELLIGENT AND THE HORSE HAD THUMBS AND WROTE BESIDE DELILO> IF DELOILO TOAGHT THE HORSE HOW TO WRITE ID BE THE HORSE

IM DELILLOS HORSE. WATCH ME WRITE.

IF DELILLO HAD A HORSE INSIDE A VACUUM WITH NO AIR OR MATTER ID WRITE IN THE VACUUM. THROUGH THE VACUUM DELILLO CARED ABOUT MY IMPROVEMENT. I AM HIS HORSE. I AM DON’S PRIDE AND JOY. 

AT THE RACETRACK I WILL BE SO FAST THAT I WIN MEDALS AND MONEY. THE HORSE WHO WINS SO MUCH MONEY THAT DON DELILLO WILL BE UPSET. HE NEVER UNDERSTOOD HIS HORSE. MY FATHER NEVER UNDERSTOOD ME. BUT ON THE RACETRACK IM UNDERSTOOD. I TRAINED MY MUSCLES SO MUCH THAT ON THE RACETRACK I AM THE FASTEST HORSE OF THEM ALL. WHEN I WIN THEY’LL CALL ME “HUGHES” BUT I 

IMMEDIATELY CHANG MY NAME TO Lillard. THE BIGGEST AND PROUDEST OF ALL THE HORSES. NO ONE WAS REALLY SURE WHERE I CAM FROEM. DONE DINILOS VACCUUM IS WHERE I CAME FROM.

WROTE WITH NOTHING AND NO ONE KNOWING WHAT I WAS DOING AND OTHERS WANTED TO BE ON THE TRACK EARLY BUT I LET THEM PASS ME TRAINING IN THE TRACK IN THE ROOM ALONE WITH MY MUSCLES GROW TALL. GROW TALL. NOW I FEEL GOOD. NOW I KNOW WHAT DELLILO WANTED FROM ME. ASKED OF ME. DID NOT DEMAND FROM ME. SIMPLY KNEW I WOULD BE. 


Marston Hefner lives in Los Angeles. 

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