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By Russell Edson

Russell Edson was once a (the?) significant proponent of the yankee prose poem. This assortment is culled via the poet from approximately 30 years of fabric.

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The cabinet, huh? and he or she is attempting to work out the perspective of the forefinger to work out the place it issues. It issues excessive, anything on the most sensible of the cabinet. what is there? She begins to climb the cabinet, utilizing the cabinets as a ladder. what is up the following so grand to be pointed at? The ape's hand has turn into a fist and is pounding the desk. i am trying to find it! cease pounding the desk, you foolish factor! The ape's fist maintains to pound; the room shakes with it. Please, please, i'm going to fall, cries the previous lady. on the most sensible of the cabinet she unearths an outdated dried-out hand coated with dirt. is that this what you will want? The ape's hand at the desk opens and closes, as though it will grab what she has discovered; after which kilos the desk as though to claim hurry, hurry, convey it right down to me! o.k., very well, i am coming. ultimately she places the dried-out hand into the ape's hand. The ape's hand lays the dried-out hand on its again, and strokes the insides of the palms and palm, until eventually the hand starts off to be alive. Then the 2 arms shut right into a clasped set, the quick blunt thumbs twirling at one another . . . The previous lady sits staring at the arms, with their brief blunt thumbs twirling, overdue into the evening, till she falls asleep in her chair . . . Dr. Nigel Bruce Watson Counting Dr. Nigel Bruce Watson sat prior to a protracted piece of sun at the ground defined by means of a French door as a chain of golden oblongs, 3 vast and 6 down. As he labored his ear for wax he came upon that his ear was once free. He absentmindedly attempted to press it again, however it was once striking from his head. It eventually dropped on his shoulder. He attempted pasting it again with marmalade which he were consuming for breakfast. Now he had marmalade everywhere in the part of his head; however the ear refused to stick in position. He placed the ear in a cigarette field. He touched his different ear, and it was once additionally unfastened. larger now not idiot with it, he suggestion. yet he absentmindedly touched it back, and it fell on his shoulder. He attempted pasting it again with marmalade. yet this ear, just like the first, refused to stick. He placed the second one ear with the 1st within the cigarette field, and murmured, i will be able to pay attention completely good with no these moth wings. yet now he had nice patches of marmalade at the facets of his head. He determined to rub marmalade all over the place his head and face. we are going to simply see what Holmes makes of this, he murmured. And so Dr. Nigel Bruce Watson, consuming marmalade for breakfast, and sitting, as said, sooner than an extended piece of solar at the ground, concept most sensible, then, to count number the oblongs that made up the bigger rectangular, which the French door were describing in the course of the marmalade incident . . . Now Dr. Nigel Bruce Watson, his head coated with marmalade, his ears in a cigarette field, starts to count number . . . The Dog's Dinner An previous lady was once simply cooking her dog's dinner while she made up our minds to study the final decline of items in her west window. definite, there the outdated sunlight bleeds and dies of childbirth. within the east the anemic baby rises, stillborn . . . whilst she turns again to the pot the place she chefs her dog's dinner she discovers that it really is her puppy that she is cooking for her dog's dinner.

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