This entry is part 16 of 29 in the series Conversari


It’s because of money that we know time, too, comes in measurable units. In the same coin you can have suns & seeds of millet, atoms in their molecules not exactly dancing, footprints of giant millipedes—a small universe designed to frustrate anyone with arithmomania. You and I might find ourselves on opposite sides, a Janus. Every time you shake your head, mine nods, & when I rock with laughter it makes you seasick. Less like reflection, then, than echoing, this give-&-take, because with each pass there’s a little less. Modularity had something to do with it once, but now the coin is its own metal. The decorative columns might as well go back to being trunks; soon our clearing will be nothing but a stifled yawn.

See the response by Rachel Rawlins, “Fruit.”

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9 Replies to “Exchange”

  1. Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It actually used to be a entertainment account it. Glance advanced to far brought agreeable from you! However, how can we communicate?

    1. Or a second person. It’s very gloomy though, isn’t it. That’s why the “auspicious agreeable entertainment” made me laugh.

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