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Is winter a distinct dark
or a colored background?
or a well of frost?
The soil is warm within the seed
Hills in all direction from other hills
Take a week in a dry place
rich as a small Europe
An excerpt of FROM A TREE, a zine of erasures taken from Wikipedia entries for fruit, vegetables, and herbs.
April 26, 2013
The trance continued in which / the saying was exchanging positions, / over and over, with the said. / It was a summons, a shock into / a long and…
All energy dissipates through structure // so additions shape and elapse: / like these three rooms added in ‘74 / by the karate teacher who…
According to the Gremlins // Hanging off my earlobes / I cannot get it posted today / According to the Mother / It is proclaimed that I am…
- after the 2014 mid-term elections / Tuesday was wet. We couldn’t have bothered to vote.Panhandlers huddle, unlike football players, anonymous /…
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Confused root / related to the carrot / parsnips grewbigger the farthernorth they went / Etymology assumesthe name’s a portmanteau of parsley and…
/ Not to be confused with its relativethe golden pear / The fruit is edible when cookedbut when it ages to hard perfume / an entire margin of…
The ordinary costmary / purgeth choler and phlegm, / openeth obstructions, / relieves viscera. / / Taken in whey, it worketh more…
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