from g r e e n r o o m
A line is a line, weft is a weft: a pattern
that may be disrupted.
In unweaving, the challenge occurs
of unkinking, of returning thread to its spool, of it no longer
so, bend the use out to help it reform?
Or: un-form to allow it to spool?
Think of a thread and think of a yarn and think
of a use. The deconstruct it.
One: a knit that is also a weave, a scarf made out of scarves.
The bigger the bulk, the quieter the weave (more muffled).
Or: ribbon. To weave with fabric that has already been
woven. That's one
The other beginning-again-range, the threatening hum
in the street, or another
would arrive, pelting tomatoes or jarring the doors
and blocking the windows, leaving signs
on the lawn. That attack, so totally imaginary, also all
so much realer. I mean, feeling real. I mean
disjointed at the hip of it and aching
because of sitting, aching because of sleeping, and aging
and thinking how the chair forms around, or how echoes
in the street form around, or how the light
in the ceiling is more than enough
—provides more than enough—
for the entire room.
The bird a stand-in, yes, like the yard a stand-in, like
the disappointment of trying so very hard, one’s so-very-best,
and failing again, or hung on a technicality or list
in the right. So many many roads
and lead which way, so many many cars, so many types
of cars. Here are a few: convertible, 1980s, Fiat, underbelly, bumperscooter.
Finding that last tossed around a bit
on the sidewalk, under a tree or a flagpole. Does the detail
draw you in? Why should it? Teak
and mahoagony are trees, pork and beef animals
to be eaten. If I. Yes, if I. And in that stutter another awareness
of pause, of knowing the other-after, of finding
the moon-landing, the moment of decision or step when everything
changed, and would change, and would see it twinned forward from here.
alternately, the room
defined by its low
brick border the room
inside the room inside
the canopy inside the city of trees the designated
city the bricks the other bricks the room the other room