Marianne Shaneen

The Peekaboo Theory

what if we were to trace this letter through the mail system
and interview each person that relays it, Hermes
transferring our particles of skin to mingle with those of
each postal worker that touches it; do we seep into their
fingers, do we take each other home, should they wear
protective gloves?

multiplicity of information: Hermes as fertility god

message encryption: Hermes as trickster stealing Apollo's
cattle and obscuring the trail by making the herd walk