Full of images and ideas, right? Poetic as all “get-out”.
I took my handy annotating tool, Diigo, and highlighted and tried to simplify (for my own understanding). Here is the raw material I mined from her post/poem.
I want I want
don’tdont’dont comment by Terry Elliott
seeping through comment by Terry Elliott
I try I try I try comment by Terry Elliott
into the day,
grabs me by the neck
a best friend
weighted by two-ton memories
through thick magnetic mud comment by Terry Elliott
neck my arm my heart toward Outside
surfeit of, glimmers
a path appear
exponentially into a widening
this bird this tree this weed this flower this shadow. This air
the grey fizz fuzz buzz
makes me feel
A poem is a wild digital thing loosed into the world and as such fair game for remix. I remix in order to slow read, slow process, otherwise I glide over its surface like sponge over teflon. You might be a better reader, but if reading is anything like listening or observing, then my best guess is that you gloss over the lot, too. This isn’t judgment or condemnation. This is just the way it is.
I…must…..widen….my ……….gyre in order to find my prey. And my prey is not the secret sitting in the middle, not the solved mystery, not some puzzle clicking into place. My prey is food, to be eaten and made into my substance as well. Food and words, slow food and slow words.
And now to slow it down further, I recodify. I honor the original by making something different with its DNA–not a clone but a child poem arising from the original. The same lineage but a different line. (Sorry, it won’t embed yet.)
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Thank you Susan for food and air and water.