Passing it on, not knowing what.
Trading cheery remarks
for a three minute gap in the clouds. Collateral is not an
issue, but a one-off 'constructed image' is. Whoever's out
to use us, even our moment of glory, likes to imagine we're
game. Sparrows squall as
if the bush they're hiding in isn't
enough and maybe that's so: maybe ants on the pavement
come across nothing without craving more. Lights at their
darkest write up catalogues we can't stay out of. You see
who I see? Lick your
finger, but don't you tear the page.
SEEING OFF THE PROCEDURE
I know you not so much for the double-spacing as for an
engagement with the second-hand, he said. And I said,
that's because the 'subject' there is not so self-evident, it
being more like one of those loaned umbrellas the man
who bought it's totally lost track of, regarding text not so
much as the 'never before seen' as something any good
observer/reader/self-examiner knows already Ð there in
the air we breathe Ð which accounts for the spacing and
sporadic experience of breathlessness/light-headedness.
And whatever else may contribute to the tapping of keys.
WHAT IF THE STRATA CLOSED IN
Around us were the tunnels and the buried stone circles and
I like to obey few rules.
With a capacity for embracing the
demands of those I like to be demanding. Spread another
fine pool of shadow and shake the overweening tree by its
root. You can't be too
careful Ð the fruit when eaten before
sunset is so sweet with memory, you start casting shadows
of your own and maybe wish you hadn't. To think the state
is nothing like it was.
Original as sin, it's hard to sidestep.
The sea of know-how almost as redundant as you dared to
think, as a white stone lay across someone else's life, so is it
any wonder Ð sleep shines on like mica, sparkles in the rock?
VERSIONS OF THE IMPOSSIBLE
It would be like making a dash for it. Should anyone think
other? A reminder to
minimise impact and solemnise such
a neat relationship as currently pertains led to the impasse
in the first place.
Lightning will operate on several levels:
cloud-to-cloud, cloud-to-air, cloud-to-ground. You know
or should know when it's time to get out of the park. Bells
ring if only you'll hear them and according to procedure. I
resemble the predicament that needs fixing. Wish lists are
all Bristol fashion, and counting. Safety factors nothing in.
© Peter Dent