Resident Alien = my personal political status in the U.S.
Resident Alien = a lot of people's psychological status (I assume)
Resident Alien= mind/body split. Is the body our home? Do you ever feel like a resident alien in your dying body?
Resident Alien= language as grounded. precise. "concrete" etc. Also language as strange via sound.
And many more. The bells/sounds are the residents in part of the ms, but they are also the aliens.
Nadja by Andre Breton helped me reformulate my ideas.