Academic journal article Field

And the Hours, They Felt like Years & the Years, Minutes

Academic journal article Field

And the Hours, They Felt like Years & the Years, Minutes

Article excerpt

[00:00] One

[01:00] day, we meet on a ride called Zero Gravity, & it

makes no difference because scientists say time is a

function of memory, not watch. Even when

[02:00] we fall from the top, fling ourselves

[03:00] from a suspended catch air device (otherwise known as

SCAD), the perceptual chronometer still blinks

[04:00] numbers too fast. The ground careens

[05:00] forward. Lately, our timing has been

[06:00] off. Last week we met

[07:00] at the farmers' market, but it would have hardly

registered if not for the cashier who asked who was

[08:00] first. You said I was but, really, you were already there,

waiting to buy daikon radish, baby bok choi, basil, well

before I arrived. Still mistaken, the woman

[09:00] asked if we needed change, before catching

[10:00] our separate gazes, my Chinese broccoli, a gathering

of spring onions with green tails. You're not together

[11:00] she noted, not unkindly, & you responded

Not yet, causing us to turn, face each other

[12:00] & laugh as she added you up. You placed your things

in a string bag, before leaving said,

[13:00] See you next life. …

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