Between assignments. (Playday)

By windows in a cottage with an ocean view -- low tide -- my Underwood-extension-of-myself keeps occupied. My quarter-notes of commas pause, and semicolons take their half-note rests. Like microphones starred asterisks do line-to-footnote tests. While on the beach a life-size palace rises, countless hands patting and sculpting, I build castles out of ampersands. Bonie May Malody

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