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Poem for Monday and Riverbend Bluebells

Causing an Accident
By Sarah Bartlett

The moon builds its tower
Sisyphean project
Like a velvet landscape
a velvet Elvis above the booth
I want to arrive this way
like resurrection
in front of you but not
Casual on a curb
trapped in a beam
almost crossing in front
of every moving vehicle
A long pause
A breath
Skin feathered over bone
silvering and bright
We want it to happen this way
A sudden capitulation
giving way to flesh
The secret plot revealed
Innocent face with eyes wide
whites showing
before the bump
I ride in my body’s hearse
We are circling the block
We are made entirely
by confiscation
We are waiting
for love to save us
something borrowed
an oxymoron
or absolute truth


We thought about going to Baltimore on Saturday for Light City, but Paul's back was bothering him and it's a huge amount of walking, so we postponed that till later in the week and instead picked up Alice and Avery (Jeremy was out of town) to go to Riverbend Park, where the bluebells are just starting to peak. The parking lot was crowded but the park itself only was around the nature center, so we had plenty of views of the flowers as well as the bald eagles with chicks in their nest in an island in the river! And Avery and I caught lots of Magikarp, though not shiny ones:

We stopped at the food store and CVS, but made it home for most of the South Carolina-Mississippi State women's basketball final (having interviewed Dawn Staley for a Philadelphia sports magazine when she was a teenager, I was rooting for the former, though I'd probably root for any team coached by a woman over a team coached by a man until there's more parity in sports). In the evening we watched the end of The Halcyon, which was very enjoyable but will be very frustrating if there's not a sequel series, then we watched this week's Billions, on which Axe was a real shit!

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