Wednesday, October 26, 2005

off the top of the fish

today the sun has finally reached us, thin fingers of vitamin D light prying clouds apart, shifting them like continents, pausing the turn of the hurricane wheel.
how to prepare for a nor'easter of the mind:
keep quiet. catalog the cavalcade of characters filing one by one, two by two, bottle by bottle past my post. file away for tomorrow, swallow words one more time with one more glass of wine. keep slips of heat paper close to knuckles, keep pens behind your hair.

it has been raining for weeks, thin rains & hard sideways rains, slight rains & heavy loaded rains fraught with significance. the earth is trying to wash us away, convection cycles coating asphalt & neon & telephone pole with a dull gleam. eventually we will melt. before we melt i promise to say something true. before we melt i'll see you again. before we melt i will bring all things together in my center, my quiet eye, the deep places of me that have been under water all this time.

6 little fish:

Blogger jason evans swam up to say...

Look out for beach erosion.

4:44 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

Sounds a bit wet! I hope its a sunshiny weekend for you both outside and inside.

8:28 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

thanks jason, having grown up on the shore, i'm definitely aware of both the scariness & coolness of beach erosion. once it got so bad it exposed the pilings of the old boardwalk, about 40 ft closer to the water than the new one, & all the rotted wood & concrete base became tidepools full of red starfish.

carl v: me too, believe me.
but it's sunny again today! sort of.

12:26 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

glubglub

12:26 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

are you being a starfish?

12:58 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

glubglubdrip

10:19 AM  

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