By Matt Robinson
This publication is set reminiscence -- reminiscence as a poetic shape during which refractions of loss, restoration, discovery and identification shape an innovative reshaping of the prior. In uncooked brushstrokes, Robinson files the sluggish cascade of occasions and characters slipping throughout the skinny membrane of expertise, shaping our histories. whilst, he experiments with type and shape in a perfectly sinuous writing. With this, his first e-book, Robinson makes a astounding debut at the North American literary degree.
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When, on Christmas eve, these flakes fell around and on us as we walk (cold dust upon our flesh) you again become concrete, •48- (heavy on my flesh, heavy as a stone), completed: flesh and dust, not name alone. 49 burial It was not meant to hurt. It had been made for happy remembering By people who were still too young To have learned about memory. —from "A Short Film" by Ted Hughes it was not meant to hurt, as such, that ritual departure, no, it was instead a release: a place for tears and words and suits; a cause for dressing up the ties and cuffs an awkwardness become physical.
How it could make its way up from the perk and out of the pot, swirling around the various corners and up the back stairs into the den where you, all blanket and tubes, all oxygen hum, sat absorbing the hours. it was all about coffee, even the end. ) but after a day we'd begun to head down to the tim's in the lobby, a brief respite that had more -45 to do with leaving than with roasts or presses or sugar and cream, or the lure of caffeine, a sweet release in the worst possible sense — i began to sneak a cup or two.
The ease in reaching it, in turning it off, and the reality of the excavation — the only inconveniences. 57 becoming earth a memorial, a myth-making: this victoria day weekend was a mass of earth, (for the first year everything is liturgy) we looked at what was left: baskets, last year's bacopa — a mess of hair, lost, (the drugs, you know) so we planted — we were zealots filling planter after planter: zinnias, verbena, marigolds — our offerings, attempts. we bought more, filling the various spaces.
A Ruckus of Awkward Stacking by Matt Robinson