TREMBLING / AGAIN / BULBS / BULBS
TREMBLING Thinner part or center to green dished outer surface with concentric. Splitting into two curtains. Brothers and sisters. To turn the opposite side through. Trembling cold. AGAIN Have only seen the stain. Fetched something, billowing. About to be held by me. Keeps not being held by. Not wanting to. Kept not wanting to hold. To be capable of. To hold. To hold it again. To hold it. Tops of the bulbs "make" the entire form arrive - a pause, a substitution, a preparation. One more. Segmented. In the open. One. One more. One more violin. I should. Decorations. BULBS I'm thinking about a ring of throats. All the flags the same height, seeing a ceiling fan from the side: rotating pouches throbbed and flapped where a smile covered a yawn. More familiar to me than what I remember. Where? Overlapping? I'm thinking about two throats touching. It looks like an animal struggling under a gate. (Used it. Would be. Soften. Thanks. Already? Here. Here. Spray decorated chest-on-frame, 1690-1700. To. Hovering if emptying if I'm flattening it flattening it if blurring yellow open rectangle unpitched unpitched.) BULBS "What did you add? What did you add to?” How many, what did . . . but I more let's no an egg of people afraid of ourselves I don't and people I love what do you want to "have" happen to it? Compared to what? Where did someone go where they didn't have to ask for anything back and what did they want me to do for them? Was anyone all right? We'll go together the first time. We'll go together the first time. "Who are you?" "I don't know. I never met you before." All get to . . . born with a little. Is called "on the sky". The letter no letter can follow arrived on the inside/outside: listened I apart once it starts to "you're making it worse". Born, biting, have to, shrank . . . hm . . . I remember asking the same question over and over but not what the question is or was. How should I have started?
Oliver Strand lives in Rhode Island, where he works as a woodworker. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Anomalous, Poor Claudia, the Brooklyn Review, Spoon River Poetry Review and Synecdoche.