perfume

she hides her beauty

behind a frown

and those all too big pants

 

she wears her intelligence

like a perfume

and her humor as a necklace.

fr

I awake early to take

the collections of
things F my attic

out to the curb F the

city workers to

R

 

there are many loving memories and thoughts

here

in the

collections of things F my attic

that the

city workers will remove

 

i need more room

for

more

memories,

and i have not R these

for some time

 

i wonder if the workers F the city

will laugh at my memories?

 

dress

I see you over there

with

your dress

of fish scales

and strings.

 

i see you over there

with your socks

of eel

 

i see you over there

with your hurried exit

 

i just wanted to say

i like the scales.

they look like snook.

and i like snook.

recovering

the flood waters receded, yet my tools were gone.

their captures lost, destroyed.

 

logpinhole

 

Pinhole Ilford direct positive paper 30 seconds

Transaction 7:48 AM

I left early that morning to make the transaction.  Some old equipment I needed in exchange for some money he needed.

Im sure I made a good deal, but the guy drank decaf.  should I have trusted him?

This building was the witness.

witness

 

 

45 seconds pinhole Ilford direct positive paper.

shattered

I forget the first time the chair was broken,

repaired, maybe weakened

the pattern was set.

I broke it again shortly after

and repaired it.

glue, tape, anything to hold it together.

 

someone else broke it next time.

it wasn’t on purpose.

just another accident.

repaired.

tape, spit, wire.

 

It becomes commonplace

broken

screws, nails, and some sold string.

repaired.

 

it still looks like a chair,

but isn’t usable.

a shall

a shadow

a reminder of what it was.

 

shattered.