Academic journal article Field

Woman 1 as Exhibit

Academic journal article Field

Woman 1 as Exhibit

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Figure 1: A CHILD foregrounded in chambray, fists

knots in the grass. One white knee stained green.

Figure 2: Wood panel, 3 feet square, light grain pine, behind which

THE FUTURE is obscured. There is a knock.

Figure 3: A pair of olive hands combing HER curls so gently

it makes you hunger. Wind backwards. Watch it again.

Figure 4: CHILDHOOD as hopscotch panes cut neatly into dirt;

a shelf of bitter oranges standing in for sky.

Figure 4: THE FUTURE wants to play too.

Figure 5: A synthetically darkened room. HER VOICE

brings a bottle, spins it for the tall boy and the closet.

Figure 6: THE MOON as sickle, saw, wave on which she yaws.

THE MOON is never a fingernail. Never truly full.

Figure 7: Blank. TV noises from THE FUTURE looping

recorded scenes on a Delmonico '63.

Figure 8: A bright click of brass; sequence

of breathing. You wanted a pastoral here.

Figure 9: You try to interpose a silo, a small plot

of rhubarb. …

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