Wednesday, 2/6/2013


Between 17 and 1
is a number I’ll
never know

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.