I have elsewhere remarked on anaphora and the erotic.

I know by the time (1983) I wrote “Finger” I had read Ginsberg’s “Please Master”.

Looking back I am amused by the undulating lines that mark the deletion of the retrospective remark referencing Coleridge’s “Kubla Khan” which were likely triggered by the notion of flow that arose from the previous reference to the energy of erotic play and Tai Chi.

manuscript finger - verso

Later in writing, surface Col[e]ridge’s lines:

In Xanadu did Kubla Khan decree
A pleasure dome be built
Where Alph the sacred river ran
Through caverns measureless to man.

So I flow bet[w]ixt culture and nature.
         Flow, Flow, Flow.


Tucked in a pocket is the recto with the poem and a drawing

Finger [password – stanza]

And so for day 2690

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