Five Briefs / Memorable Fancies #763

[“…the secret names of things” – Roberto Calasso] – Not only cats have secret names, but things do as well. That blender? “Crunch” it wanted to be called, but the name was taken.

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Searching for my words so rashly spoken, hunting them down, those unfortunate words that barely escaped me, got away before I could re-call them. Eating, swallowing them down like a fish devouring its own eggs.

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Remembering that time, the two shadows act out a dumb-show of the final meeting between their men: gestures, sharp edges of knives…

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Walter wants to be alone. /

He has come to the theater, and it is intermission. /

All around him there is excited talk. /

He pretends to smile, pretends to nod. /

No one speaks with him. /

He could not be more alone.

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The infant god receives a coloring book for his birthday, and some crayons. Blue, mostly; some browns and greens.

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THE SATURDAY PITCH

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