The Pemmican Eaters
The anaphora would be oppressive if these last three lines were not broken off into a separate stanza.
these are not the lines between English and French
these are not the lines between oral and written history
these are not the lines of the rope that hung Louis
The poem is cunningly entitled “Lines” for what we have here are lines of flight. Two lines referencing bisections followed by a line that coils.
And so for day 1958