The opening section is “Caught Between” and it is in this space that reversals are marshalled like fables and puzzles.
My shadow, I used to think,
backed me up from behind.
Now I realize
I am my shadow’s human shield.
A change of perspective is also at work later in the sequence. Albeit in a less existential fashion.
the money man used potatoes to weigh gold
the silly wife urged her husband to plant a crop
then noticing that
they tasted better than gold
she suddenly found herself
Gives new meaning to the name “Yukon Gold” a Canadian creation with a history to treasure.
And so for day 1482