Saturday, April 22, 2017

Rob Schackne #309 - Fire At Strange Piano

Fire At Strange Piano

                  "The human operator would turn pages by hand—no machine
                  could be as quick and gentle—and fire the cameras by pressing
                  a foot pedal, as though playing at a strange piano." 

                             James Somers, in The Atlantic (20/4/17)

The human operator
none as gentle
when it wants to be
as pedlar
as though poor
at other times
beautiful writer
I heard it again tonight
like a caterpillar
walking hands
collecting firewood
to make light enough
to read your book
come quick
come slow
falling autumn camera
fire at strange piano
all we touch

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