13 September 2011

Fisher

Fisher (First US Death in a Car 1899) 9/13

Loop and catch

The pull back is key
Stiffen the rod
like an extension of your arm
and release into the sky

you stand firmly
at the end of one era
Stepping off from a streetcar
into the blank road
at 74th and Central Park West

You are catching
like an extension of arm
in the air
You are releasing time
feeding the extra line
to the tugging future

Tug hard and the line breaks
Henry Bliss
this is a man named Arthur
he is driving he is coming
from below suddenly
The line is snapping your arm slacks

Everything gets away