Academic journal article Chicago Review

Tacheometry

Academic journal article Chicago Review

Tacheometry

Article excerpt

for E. One day a wind will run through these houses the panes brim with rainbow like a waterfall we'll awake to chilly rooms

photos will flutter down from the walls and matters won't admit to mattering while voice

will break up as numbers on the dials shift their positions

for the moment the fact is we've a wind let it remain from now on and forever And on all fours we'll look for old letters and time like a cobweb

on my face like rotten canvas paint on your fingers Be careful don't cut yourself Mold might help greying bread cobweb and sun The sun which enters by the stairs

and hops out through a broken window for the moment the fact is we've a flash let it remain from now on and forever And life will be a night on the horizon a glow rimmed by a ring of neon and highways Saturn A child out of breath will run off the curb In his eyes

flash a halo from the cars meaning he'll come back to sing us the news though as for us

we'll be shaking down the fields and weaving grey fires out of plastic bags

for the moment the fact is we've frost let it remain from now on and forever

Did you sense the flash in the knot in your throat? …

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