PROPOSE A MEETING PLACE. PERHAPS A PUBLIC
SCULPTURE, NEAR A BODY OF WATER.
SUPPOSE EACH PERSON BRINGS A THERMOS FILLED
WITH A WARM BEVERAGE OF CHOICE.
SUPPOSE ALL MEET AT THE PUBLIC SCULPTURE BEFORE
SUNRISE, THERMOS IN TOW, ALLOWING ENOUGH
TIME TO GREET EACH OTHER AND STROLL TO THE
SUPPOSE AT WATER’S EDGE ALL LINE UP, SHOULDER
TO SHOULDER, FACING THE RIPPLING LINE, UNCAP
THERMOSES, TENDRILS OF STEAM RISE FROM THE
OPENINGS, SIP AND EXCHANGE THE COFFEE, TEA, HOT
COCAO, SPICED CIDER, ETC.
WELCOME THE HULKING SPHERE, MELTING THE LINE
BETWEEN SKY AND WATER, NOD, GAZE, SIP,
SUPPOSE AT A PREFERRED MOMENT OF SUN IN SKY,
ALL NOD AT ALL, BREAKING LINE, RECAP AND RETURN
THERMOSES. GOOD MEETING.
Sayward Schoonmaker is an artist and writer working in Syracuse, NY. She received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her artwork has been exhibited nationally and her writing has appeared in PRINTtEXT’s Didactic, elimae, The Common, and Bailiwick. She is the author of one chapbook, 3259, published by Dancing Girl Press.
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