Annus Mirabilis

 

for T.B.T.


i. before

We met between tongue, thigh, and cerebellum.


ii. during

We are not unlike Ruth and Naomi. It is better this way.


ii. finifugal

Teeth and tongue fall out. This is the circumstance of kin.


iii. things i had planned to say at dinner:

Somewhere between Roxbury and Somerville I knew I'd rather have a Nettie than a Shug. I felt that way for sometime. That the conversation had in Bloomingdale was imperative. That everything was true.


v. things I wrote in a letter returned *undeliverable*:

Somewhere between Roxbury and Somerville I knew I'd rather have a Nettie rather than a Shug. I felt that way for sometime. That the conversation had in Bloomingdale was imperative. That everything was true.


vi. "voyage whose charter is unlove": (for the lover i thought was a friend. for the friend that thought i was a lover):

Memory lane is a toll road. Perhaps this intimate massacre was needed.


vii.

incipit vita nova

* published in PANK