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from brim terrain


At the level of merchandise. Grounded in exchange. How should the buyer select a set of wind chimes? Is numbness a normal response? Day compressed and limnal. Oaks dropped such fine sparrow. A commission formed. On the table a photograph: something public, a face pressed against glass. He stands there holding a hand beyond the frame. 4:55 through-cloud sun dispersing.






In a suburb or territory. Frost on the gorse. Damaged lodges of the aristocracy they were or snow was a salve for. An errant wire distributed sparks near the wedding. It was a surface terror. Ignition’s limit. A city: thousands of fully developed lives reduced to flashes. She only claimed to be barefoot. Next morning she stood scraping patches of paint from the hull.