Saturday, January 26, 2013
"Corpse" and "Smoke"
Two new pieces, "Corpse" and "Smoke," went live on New World Writing today. Although they were written weeks apart, early last winter when I was living in Philadelphia, they weren't originally intended to be a duo, and maybe that is a good thing, or else the connections between the two might have been a little willed. I like the fact that pieces knew more than I did, at least when it came to the contrasts and parallels. That's not to suggest I wasn't aware of pitting highs against lows, lights against nights, etc. In control of, controlled by: though I've never surfed, I imagine it must be a little like looking for the right wave, standing up on the board, flexing the legs, turning the trunk, holding out the arms, taking it as far in to the shore as you can until the depths run out.