Representation of a Representation

Helen Guri

Delectable opening of “After ‘Still Life Fast Moving'” — a most superb food fight albeit one served up as a slide show:

In some pictures, objects come alive
and the living are objects.
Picture, for example, a slide show of a food fight.
Sliced bologna is a rare bird whirling
past people grafted like vacant buildings.
A man turned jack-in-the-box
terrifies a peach pie into losing its lunch.
And when the cops appear like matching statues,
it is the tomatoes who confess.

The pictures come alive through words — it deserves noting — you almost forget that the depiction is framed within a framing.

And so for day 2456

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