indefinite - indefinite
of pancake and language making.
The original text was selected as finalist by brenda hillman
for the 15th Annual Chicago Poetry Center
Bound by hand, 2007
When she has gone, the man on the radio discusses a film set in Sao Paulo.
Twenty minutes washing dishes in the sink.
[I attempt reenactment of presence by mouthing her name:]
part lips, pull taut across teeth. expel breath, allow vibrations in throat to rise.
drop lower jaw. tighten abdomen, push sound up, out.
arch tongue, touch tip to back of teeth.
relax lips to form circle. push lower jaw forward, lift tongue, expel sound.
tighten lips, hold. final expulsion.