dark charlie grew up in denver; his dad used to tell him it was like being from krypton. "denver & kenya, black chuck!" he'd chortle. "us & sherpas, we're the supermen. go cowboys!" & then he'd mime quickdrawing a pistol, fanning the hammer. tenebrous charles would hold his index fingers up in the air & should "bang-bang!" then he'd bow his head & blink those big eyes of his at the world. the hissing sound from his mouth exactly synched up with x-rays pouring from the heart of a black hole. that was life for dark charlie, Homo zeta, age 27.