the a train, nyc, fall 2003

It is sometimes difficult to think "snow" without "job" coming up, as it does here - what we use to cover the hole central to the thought behind and before where we dance, hooked. The sense of a story is there in the Beckett and Joyce references - respectively to Molloy (the "sucking-stone" sequence) and "The Dead," with the latter drawn out through calls to "deaths" and "ghosts."

Apparition is apparent and intimate to reading, as evoked in my book The Section, viz: the line "and the words that he read floated up in his head like the souls of the dead."