The distinction disappears but the things remain, as if history were(history were) an afterimage. Aspirate the h out of it; a unit of eulogy,one. Arbitrary, so long as we are consistent. Colloquial is not illiterate.To follow a task greater than to lead. Resolute happiness countingthe beats in anomalous time, reading down the page in 4D. Reading con-sonantal discontent, boring into the infernal meantime speakers re-present. Choosing less before sufficient, we position an exit more glorious.The day is done but (inserted) here to do over again, the work more ill-advised& ungrammatical than ever. A re-arrangement that never signals defeat. In-verted, the institution becomes parenthetical to process. When you thinkabout it too long, nonce-word. Greek stems, Latin advocatus diaboli. Instantlyplausible, pattern. Not precision & cogency, but cut & dried. Supposed,the unspoken (heard) analogies themselves dispense sense. Writing isexception-tested, & subsequent practice discriminates, attends based on marketvalue. That it must count for something fair seems unfair. Only the un-
published in Ottawa by above/ground press
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lary timewell is a North Vancouver writer recently returned from 20 years in Fukushima. The co-founder and publisher of the late 1980s and early 90s Tsunami Editions, he has published a number of titles, including two chapbooks from Obvious Epiphanies. Some of his latest work from the expanding manuscript molecular hyperbole recently appeared in Make It True: Poetry from Cascadia, eds. Paul Nelson, George Stanley, Barry McKinnon and Nadine Maestas (Lantzville, BC: Leaf Press, 2015).
This is his second chapbook with above/ground press, after tones employed as loss (2013).
Produced, in part, as a handout at The New Orleans Poetry Festival, April 15-17, 2016. Much thanks to Marthe Reed for her help and support. http://www.lavenderink.org/poetryfest/schedule/
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