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Negative Space - De File
Does Collecting Make You Feel Dirty?
cbertsch
cbertsch
Negative Space
My mind works like those balls on a string I would study at the dentist, a series of hollow clicks diffusing towards the impossible. I was eight. His fingers were hairy links, threading the point in and out, as music the color of filing cabinets gassed the room with cheer. Afterwards, if I were lucky, we'd go to the restaurant by the river and wait to order tortoni. Maybe that's too American to italicize. The wallpaper wasn't. Tell the truth, but tell it slant.

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hollsterhambone From: hollsterhambone Date: June 23rd, 2007 09:59 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I love that poem.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: June 23rd, 2007 10:05 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Thanks! I wasn't sure whether to make it look like a poem or not. I'm tending to go with the prose form lately. It seems more natural for my style.
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