Between 17 and 1
is a number I’ll
a state of primes
like a chair reaching
for the moon
that never gets there
but that it reaches…
Random lines from my bookshelf:
How valuable it is to describe something
exactly as it is, in words that re-place
that certain actuality. I say of mock orange,
“It’s aroma combines with ordinary air. Everyone
breathes for a while a different air. The habit of
breathing changes.” In identifying the fact
I make an equation without changing anything.
The reader continues to breathe, the air imagines.
—Gene Frumkin, “77” from A Sweetness in the Air.