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A-a-art died last summer

A-a-art died last summer

We r-rented a couple of 30-6's from Herb Bauer's and went h-hunting on the west side

We heard there was p-plenty of j-jackrabbits, jackrabbits running all over the p-place

We'd never s-shot, shot anything before

We'd never s-shot, shot anything before

It was a b-bright sunny day, it was well o-over a 100 d-degrees

There were r-rabbit holes throughout the f-flat, arid t-terrain

They d-disappeared as we w-walked

They d-disappeared as we w-walked

In the d-distance, one s-suddenly appeared f-from underground

As if by instinct, we r-raised and aimed our r-rifles

We f-fired s-simultaneously

We f-fired s-simultaneously

After the s-shots r-rang out, there was no m-movement

We f-found no e-evidence of a b-body

It had a-atomized

It had a-atomized

We w-walked b-back to the c-car, laid the r-rifles in the t-trunk

We d-drove b-back to t-town without s-saying a w-word to e-each other

A-a-art d-died l-last s-summer

A-a-art d-died l-last s-summer

 

It is when the language system overstrains itself that it begins to stutter, to murmur, or to mumble; then the entire language reaches the limit that sketches the outside and confronts silence.

-Gilles Deleuze, 1994

 

 

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