Friday 24 July 2009












BAREFOOT. THE FRONT PORCH CLAWED SCREENI PEEK THROUGH. CAREFUL TIPTOES
FOR SPLINTERS.
YOUR YARD UNDER THE APPLE TREE,UNPROTECTED FROM CROW'S FEET. AND
THE SWITCH RING THE MASON JAR FOR THE MARBLES YOU TOLD ME NOT TO LOSE.
THE UNOPENED LID.
GRAVEL RUMBLES UP THE ROAD SLOW GRIND AND AN ENGINE SOFTLY
SILENCED INTO THE GRASS. CAR DOOR OPENS.
YOU GET OUT IN YOUR SUNDAY DRESS. AN ADULT SMILE THAT NOW I
KNOW. TILTED BLUR INTO PREOCCUPATIONS. BLUE SKIES AN EVERYDAY
SUNNY DAY THAT CAN'T MAKE YOU STOP. UNLESS WE GIVE IT A NAME,
LIKE MOTHER'S DAY.
SIMPLE TIMES SYMBOLS OF THE TIMES NINETEEN 30 OR 1989. AS HIGH
TO YOUR KNEE AND THE DOOR OPENS WITH A CREAK BY MY OWN LITTLE
CAREFUL FINGERS, I STRUGGLE TO OPEN. IT OPENS. BUT BARELY
ENOUGH I PUSH MY HEAD OUT
KERKLAP! BEHIND ME. STANDING I SEE MYSELF. A LITTLE SHADOW. AND
BEYOND COMING TOWARDS ME A GREAT BIG SMILE IN THE OPEN SUNNY
YARD,AND I FEEL MYSELF SMILE ALMOST TO A GIGGLE WITH LOVE. THE
COMFORT. SCOOPED UP AND ASKED QUESTIONS. ARMS WRAPPED SO
OPEN,WITHOUT QUESTION AROUND HER NECK.

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  2. wow. that version when it comes back to english is interesting. came out good. i think that while its strength stands alone-it's its own thing-it is interesting to see the original and then see what it went thru in order to become this new thing.that knowledge adds to reading the patched "lancedtraded" fragment sampler and their random seeming distinct portions.they hit hard and weird.

    was following some of gh's reports on your weeks of group adventures in vispo. looked exciting.

    oh,the green photo is of a close up of a childs army toy- plastic civl war soldier holding a rebel flag. i obviously tweaked the colors a bit. there was text on paper behind it-but it didnt come out.

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