bp Nichol, “Y for Victor” collected in As Elected: Selected Writing.

The form is of an ABC acrostic. Note the initial words to each line:

alphabet […]

beginning […]

creates […]

dreams […]

escape […]

These form the first line group. They also form interesting strings if one reworks the machinery of the text from the vertical to the horizontal. “alphabet beginning creates” and “dreams escape”. Now one wonders if the newly read lines along this vertical axis are two sentences separated by a virtual period or whether one reads an apostrophe into the continuous sentence formed by these initial words. That is does one read “alphabet beginning creates. dreams escape.” (two activities on the go simultaneously) or does one read “alphabet beginning creates dream’s escape”?

And so for day 644

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