and talk about reading and getting too many associations -- like listening to Carla Harryman read about CAT and Caterpiller (big factory in my hometown):

stand at attention, and.
Purple snake stands out on
Porcelain tiles. The idea
Is the thing. Skewed by design....

beginning of Progress

Here, I think of my current bathroom, which is a large room with purple tile about 6 feet up. There's a crack just below my eye level around most of the room, but the crack is interrupted at a plaque of six tiles with pink and purple fish (and bubbles) in the shower / above the tub.


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