Then the remainder of the day: reworking syllabi for upcoming classes. Adding information to lectures. Channeling a new approach for freshman composition—considering a small additional group project, on the same scheme as the group-poem project last term.
The over-laying theme this time would have to be less decorative and more functional. In other words, it would need to carry a purpose beyond examining experience of a persona— perhaps using a social commentary on technology or progress. Education or future goals.
Even a basic prompt, fill in the blank: No one knows I am: _______. Then juggle the resulting cards around so when read aloud not one person owns the statement. Writing is: _______. Last night I dreamt: _______. But then the experience falls into heavy territory of creativity and less into analytical research. Will need to think more on this.
•119/ Nothing less.
A river floods in the blood.
The pulse, the tides of a moment escalating.
Our bed as a river.
The radio shivering across the room with currents of an unseen river.
The doorway fills with the absence of your form; a stone, seconds after it’s dropped into a river from a bridge.
Teaching our three-year-old son to float into the river of his own life.
Brown-green water rising and falling nightly, daily.
Your glance drowning me.
The memory of a river; memory is a river.
You and I are the river of this moment.