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Questioning the Gnomon: Session One

O Fingernail Moon pointing down at the ocean what goddess clipped you? O clipped fingernail without your acute reply can I scratch mind’s itch? Scratch may be: the swipe to light the match the breech that summons blood the spouse of pad the early exit before the race the gelt to stay and play the flaw on the record’s face the mindless cry of the itch How do I scratch mind’s itch? Pray to the word to guide you: O Scratch, light the way of mind’s blood into my poems. One possibility: If you can swipe the match to light the mind and from the slice follow the summoned blood until ripe words spill upon the sorting plane and weak entrants leave before the race while hope sticks to build on the opening ante you may at last scratch out a piece of verse that justifies this frenzied motion back and forth. O Fingernail Moon does the goddess know or guess what she has released?

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