Monday, May 17, 2010

To Tear from the Midpoint

No one knows what the laws are. That there are laws
we know, by the daily burnings if nothing else.
On the second

day of shooting in the Place de la Concorde
I notice the leaves in the Jardin have changed
overnight,

but mention this to no one 
for fear of continuity problems.
I had already invalidated 16 (otherwise good)

takes this morning by changing an earring.
You cannot erase.
Is this a law?

No, a talent. To step obliquely
where stones are sharp.
Vice is also sharp.

There are laws against vice.
But the shock stays with you.

-Anne Carson

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