Alina Aug Day 1

The Seals

The Seals Lydia Davis ISSUE 207, WINTER 2013 I know we’re supposed to be happy on this day. How odd that is. When you’re very young, you’re usually happy, at least you’re ready to be. You get older and see things more clearly and there’s less to be happy about. Also,...

Day 1 Prompts

1. The list of forgivens LiSTING the giants below left the building eeny meeny tiny no (more) the giants below left the building [{forgive me for still remembering this list of tiny proportions}] all the blindness and turning away all the making so too much...

The Carnival

The Carnival First, take the time to examine, really examine this card: tents peaking in the park, whips of cherry and lime neon, the warm hum of generators and the florescent halo around the funnel cake booth. This is a card you can look at over and over, feel it...

Solaris

The night my mother dies we'd watched Solaris at the Quad Cinemas Afterward Hauser and I videotape each other, ask probing questions like where do you go when you die, and what is God, and who are you now? The night my mother dies I'm back in that apartment again,...

Echoes

I am never on time, Im perfectly in time The Aztecs depict time as a serpent with an extra head in place of its tail As a teenager I believed the power to see through walls was in my gift It must be nice to forecast as well as surveil what’s behind you To have the...

Day 1: “Sharps”

She was pretty, the way wildflowers growing on the side of the road are pretty. Free of guile. Trembling in the wind. Facing the sun. Reckless with our bodies, reckless with our hearts, we were young and stupid and swore we were in love. She'd be a famous artist...

Now that She’s Gone

1. Moored close to the short, frayed dock, ever more hollow. Finally sinks in that my mother won't sneak down, corduroy jeans rolled up above skinny ankles, for a quick spin around the cove before nightfall. The trapped boat sulks, jerks the bow line, slams her...

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