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Consider the layers of civilization enfolding us — hours and minutes keep track of the days, whose seven sheaves are bundled into a week and then stacked in average foursomes amounting, sort of, to months, although the moon waxes and wanes in her own time, pulling the oceans, casting only reflected light on the calendar open on somebody’s counter, the kitchen clock’s serious face. Daylight and darkness are real, and seasons, but everything else is a story — Hera, Juno, Joseph and Mary, Friday, noon and late October — a vast network of interlocking explanation, entirely theoretical firmament on which actual lives are led.
Copyright 2019 Molly Fisk
Molly Fisk’s books include The More Difficult Beauty (Hip Pocket Press, 2010).