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  February 1, 2013

                      shadowcast by an absence
Went down to Highline CC
to help Sarah hang her
Headwaters of Industry series
in the library. The content
of her paintings and the
invisible tree I didn't see
inspired this recipe:

First remove the forest.                                    
Chop it down, uproot the stumps.             
Mill the trunks--boards, beams, & studs.     
Erect a building in the clearing.    
Take what's left and grind to dust. Pulp.    
Bleach and flatten to receive the marks.    
Bind the pages, shelved books untouched.  
Lurking in the library: shadows of the world we lost.