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Eeerie Lackawanna - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
Eeerie Lackawanna
It's like this more often
than not. I know where
the book is. There's a
picture of it on the shelf

inside my mind. Yes, it
needs dusting. But the map
works with or without a
matte finish. When I go

there, though, the place
is a shadow. If I wanted
room for something new I
would be delighted. "There!"

It's different to remember
what was there before.
Line endings. A refusal
to speed up. Blank truth

that speaks louder than
ornament. I know it's
no accident that she picked
your essay to read, before

the news. She used to dream
of high water. And there it
would be, lapping the
concrete next to her morning

jog. I made her go once,
to hear you, despite
the buttoned-up setting.
"It could be our last

chance." I'm glad, really,
even if it sounds
morbid now. Anyway,
this should have been

a reading. But I can't
find the words, only
their spot on the shelf.
The shadow knows.

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Mode: inadequately channelized
Muse: Old Country Stomp - Henry "Ragtime Texas" Thomas - Anthology of American Folk Music - Volume 2:

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frostedfuckhead From: frostedfuckhead Date: April 2nd, 2005 07:32 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
i enjoyed the poem charlie, but the title confuses me (if it is indeed the title.) it doesn't seem to communicate any sort of 'lackawanna' to me... you seem to be making a genuine effort to find this piece to read...

"She used to dream
of high water. And there it
would be, lapping the
concrete next to her morning

jog. "

reads particularly powerfully to me. great stuff.

i'm curious as to whom the poem refers... whose book were you seeking? or is it not so concrete as that? care to cheat a bit and tell me? the fact it was posted the day the pope passed away would seem to indicate it might be his work you were seeking... and he *did* tour the states in the 90's... but i suspect it was someone else altogether.

i took my gres today. you seem a good person to ask about my scores:

670 verbal and 770 quantitative... the verbal seems awfully low to me. i was rather humbled by the vocabulary in bits. i think i might actually have to resort to memorizing some vocab lists, because some certainly seemed like good words to wield! i suppose the emphasis i've placed on clarity in writing has stunted my vocabulary somewhat, since it seems inappropriate to use words so rare... but i still want to know them for shits and giggles. besides, a 50 cent word here and there can't hurt if its really the best word for the job.

my question: is 670 verbal pretty good for admissions into grad school?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: April 2nd, 2005 08:34 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
670 is fine! Really. And the 770 will help too, though not a great deal.

The title is a play on the name of a railroad with which I associate the city of Buffalo, New York, if that helps.

Thanks for the awesome feedback!
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