05 March 2012

staircase poem 28

in the grocery store a
teenage girl holds a chunk
of ice in a clear plastic bag
to her left cheek while
with her right hand she
operates a video camera
all the while narrating
something about monday
of march break while directing
her father on their grocery
shopping expedition—the two
narratives weaving together
alongside the video
on hd magnetic tape inside
her palm-sized camera

why the ice i don't know
why the video i don't know
why both simultaneously
i again don't know
but i suspect her narratives
will tell these stories
will show them wherever
what she's doing goes

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