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The Minor Art of Self-Defense

ISSUE:  Spring 2004

Landscape was never a subject matter, it was a technique,
A method of measure,
                                a scaffold for structuring.
I stole its silences, I stepped to its hue and cry.

Language was always the subject matter, the idea of God
The ghost that over my little world
Hovered, my mouthpiece for meaning,
                                                        my claw and bright beak …


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