They caressed one another until their hides shone. They embraced until their 206 bones squeaked like mice. Their bed was a boat in a weird sea.
("Even Cowgirls Get the Blues")
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To achieve the impossible; it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
I removed the freeway from its temporal context. Overpasses, cloverleafs, exit ramps took on the personality of Mayan ruins for me. Without destination, without cessation, my run was often silent and empty; there were no increments, no arbitrary graduations reducing time to functional units. I abstracted and purified.
I began to hitchhike in something akin to geological time: slow, ancient, vast.
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