Bewilderhof – 39

April 11, 2015 § 1 Comment

Bewilderhof – 39
Chapter 39
– sloth’s puzzlement 
        in dream
in front of the porch
       (being of scientific mind)
tried to piece together 
proceeding days
with logic
having been drunk
         so long.
wed. never arrived
another gap in existence 
another overlooked clue
     a poppy can 
quiet a mind     instill
instinct for reverence 
(the trick being 
– locating proper point of  emersion)
((& recognizing 
misdirected preference))
as name implied he moved slow in getting to his feet
and turning toward the sound of the tractor emerging from the barn   a trick-
    of memory a moment moored by a thread 
       of clearer head
       of hand on handle
       of candle and seal
a remembrance straining against 
hold of the cleat 
time to adhere
to notion of passage
       little more
the line snapped
& into a drift again away
sloth kicked empty bottles aside picked a bloom for his lapel mostly because he figured it Friday and there was tradition written down somewhere of celebrating that day in one fashion or another though it was actually Thursday and his adornment was just another out of place icon to be defended with churlish blubbering’s 
Bewilderhof cut the tractors engine and climbed down to attach a hay wagon just as sloth was passing
“how are you with change?” sloth asked
Bewilderhof didn’t look up
addressing his answer more to the hitch than the embodied hangover doing the asking
“I’m all for it…
but not around here”
climbing back into the saddle he finally acknowledged sloths presence by tipping his cap
          B: hey,
          s:  hmmm?
          B:  what’s
                with the     
(c) 2015 Fred Whitehead

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