Friday, March 30, 2007

my day off

1. In the back, the bushes are high and wild as a green delirium. A boy -my boy- comes with garden shears and cuts a tear-shaped doorway through them, allowing a view of the neighbor’s driveway.

2. On a sunny day, rainclouds appear. More preposterous things have happened. The boy goes into hiding.

3. I receive a rejection from Cutbank, a surprise. Not the rejection. But the fact that they responded 1 year and 4 months after my submission (12/05). That’s the second longest response I’ve ever waited out.

4. I have been wrong about many things. For example, California. Also, Norman Mailer!

5. I’m letting garden shears stand for everything I believe in.


Sharon Hurlbut said...

Aw, is that your boy? Great picture. And yes, garden shears are good.

Arlene said...

haha! i might think that it's actually that t-shirt with "italia" written across it — that stands for everything you believe in.

and gosh, that's a loooooooong time for a rejection. though probably better than nothing. i think i sent them some stuff around 3-4 years ago... never heard back. 1 year and 4 months is FAB.


SarahJane said...

yep. thaz my boy.
"italia," arlene dear, is a land of catholics, overwhelmingly brunette, who don't get married. whatever that proves.


Nic Sebastian said...

That picture is too much! Tell him a strange lady from blogland sent him a hug. Tell him my name is Bartholomea Of The Yard.

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