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Month: January 2019

Stiff life

Maybe I will buy a rifle after all. One that takes quite some time to load.
At least as much time as it took to set up the still life that I will shoot with it.

A nautilus shell as the sum of all shallow diagonals, and corn lilies on a sympathetic background, all the world limbed with an inky lack of sleep.

A smoothbore ball to suit, breaking some small mammal skull into mosaic intractability, muzzle flash igniting the kinetic.

Smoothbore, like a clay trail polished by generations walking to the mailbox.

Smoothly bored nowhere as often

as on the return trip

with your postcards and rejection letters.