word piles high

Interlude I (Palimpsest Thick)

She wrote in minuscule
Handwriting—
On a cuneiform roll

She cut and pasted silly
Putty—
In canted abandon

She printed the word
Anocracy—
A word unknown

She layered a palimpsest
Thick—
With self-inflicted pain

She built the word piles
High—
She tried.

She failed.
She failed again.
She failed better.

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
— Samuel Beckett / Worstward Ho!

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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