2005-06-17 - 7:52 p.m.

"The fluorescent light is grainy; staring. The clutter on the kitchen table - ketchup bottle, sagging butter dish, tin of Nestle Quik, the rowdy crudded ashtray - the world is narrowed into these, a little universe that the eyes return to again and again. Now it begins, the sorting and testing of words. There are words which, when tinkered with, become honest representatives of the cresting blood, the fine living net of nerves."

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