Academic journal article Field

Tiresias Sees More

Academic journal article Field

Tiresias Sees More

Article excerpt

What do you see?

Bunch of bright kids with shitty jobs and tacked up photographs of everybody's teeth. Everybody's teeth in rows on the wall. Everybody smudged in rows. Piles of their watches. Bits of toast in the butter from the knife, the knife and leaves and vessels failing. Children falling and scaling broken walls and catching buckshot with the holes it makes in their bodies. Like a finger pressing seed into dirt, over and over and over.

What do you see?

Flotsam and jetsam and broken bits of ship. A few drowning and many drowned, floating like oranges. Nets cast to gather the bodies in piles, letting them dry in the sun before setting them on fire.

Tell me something useful. What do you see?

An arm, a net, a spell, a role. Things that can be cast. A bearded god not with a book but a bar tab. …

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