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  • IDENTIFICATION
  • Trace Peterson (bio)

“Can I see your ID?”

“Here it is. I changed my sex so I don’t look like this anymore, but you get the idea.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“No.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“You may, but in the end isn’t disidentification really the more important discursive move?”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Oh, Balzac.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Gross.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Do I really need an ID to return something that I already have a receipt for?” [End Page 112]

“Can I see your ID?”

“Oh you know, like Candy Darling but female.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Well I guess the bigger question might be, is the ID really there?”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Drew Barrymore meets Jamie Lee Curtis meets Poison Ivy.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“No “

“Can I see your ID?”

“NOT READY TO ARM”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Well OK but the ID I am about to show you does not look anything like me. See, I got into a bizarre disfiguring accident with several smug, popular schools of academic theory.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Can I see your T’ai Chi?”

“Can I see your ID?”

“I on honeydew hath fed and drunk the milk of paradise.” [End Page 113]

“Can I see your ID?”

“No coke, pepsi.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Hey, you’re a different guy from the last time I shopped here.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Have you ever heard of something called Neoplatonism?”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Yes, just close your eyes…now think of fairies and pixie dust.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Yes and No.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“I have one of those new nano IDs actually and I am not sure which of these inarticulate clumps of detritus it is hiding among in my purse. Would you like to help me look?”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Yes, I agree that a vagina is the most transcendent possible thing to have.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“There. There is my deictic ID.” [End Page 114]

“Can I see your ID?”

“That depends.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“I now declare myself to be Trace.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Here you go. Is it possible to change the name on this ID? Oh, I just call this number here and speak with a customer representative?”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Yes, if you can answer this riddle. What walks on four legs in the morning, two legs right now during her lunch break, and three legs in the evening?”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Blue Velvet. The song not the movie.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Oh, you know like Imogen Binnie but short and bespectacled and writes poetry.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“You can, but a woman’s ID is printed in the wind and running water.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Welcome to cis personhood.” [End Page 115]

“Can I see your ID?”

“My IUD? Yes you can totally see that.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Antihegemonic stoicism, baby.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“WHY DO YOU WANT TO SEE MY ID?”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Tuna melt nachos.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“What, my meatspace ID?”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Maybe.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Why don’t you light a few more candles, and maybe I can get in the mood.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“And I would have succeeded with my evil plan too, if it hadn’t been for you lousy kids!” [End Page 116]

“Can I see your ID?”

“I’m rubber, you’re glue.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Troelstrup nightmare risen, quiz motivation tincture reality.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“Oh you know, like Laverne Cox but the Swedish/French WASP version.”

“Can I see your ID?”

“What, again?”

“Can I see your ID?”

“So here’s the deal, you correctly called me ma’am a second ago but now I am going to have...

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Additional Information

ISSN
2166-014x
Print ISSN
0884-3457
Pages
pp. 112-117
Launched on MUSE
2015-07-19
Open Access
No
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