Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Instead of alone

It's hard now to write without feeling like I have a reader. Somehow that's made the subject more obscure, lacking direction, lacking voice, a systemic breakdown. Grudgingly there is a story to be salvaged, but the will to tell it is more like a gasp for air, anxious. Do you now, reader, know who you are, who I write for? Is it obvious?

Late at night I craft these symbols like a prayer -- a pagan prayer to words -- instead of alone.

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