Day Two: Freedom & Fairness theme.
Here, it’s freedom to be the lone chronicler, of some place. To make it into something
that lives on. Or, that’s the idea. The surroundings belong to no one – so that’s a freedom.
The town is an
undocumented extinction event.
A blue gel pen
conspires with a marbled composition book
to make the only record of what
inhabited this place.
A mottled billboard
A window which
has missed an appointment
or two with the rain.
The rain is a custom
cleaning service, except
it visits and lends a service
just as often as it wants to.
The billboard might be
from a thrift market back
on the edge of town.
An entry could call it a defunct
that word is somehow
Nothing will take its place.
Nothing will will overwrite the freedom
of being a shrine that no one tends.
A field note may
term the billboard
Field notes will mark
A park that’s a former park
but still a park
Somewhere in it
A high school planted a time capsule –
Tomorrow or some other eventually
Field notes could be a marker
When a mimeograph newspaper
coughs up some fossilized gossip.
Footsteps/A simulated soundtrack
played with windblown richness.