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.