Thursday, December 15, 2011

Two Women And Someday

To be, in the grass, in the peacefullest time,
Without that monument of cat,
The cat forgotten in the moon;

And to feel that the light is a rabbit-light,
In which everything is meant for you
And nothing need be explained...

from “A Rabbit as King of the Ghosts”
by Wallace Stevens
quoted in ‘The Difficulty To Think
At The End Of Day’

Once I knew two women and someday
I’d like to write a book about one
and in the book I’d tell a story
about a writer who writes a book
about a woman he calls a witch
and in interviews he will drop hints
the book is based on reality
and a real woman will come forward
and say he wrote the book about her
but she will insist she’s not a witch
but the writer won’t be interviewed
with her because he’s afraid of her
and even when a TV station
offers him a huge amount of cash
to appear with her he refuses
and she gets everyone’s sympathy
but people think the writer writes well
so they buy his book and he gets rich
but people think he’s nuts and he’s mean
to portray the woman as a witch
when she’s obviously really nice
but then the plot gets complicated
when a reporter who does a piece
about the woman dies horribly
so some people say “Is she a witch?”
and some say “Did the writer do it?”
and my novel will tell that story
about was the woman a witch or
was the writer crazy all along.

Once I knew two women and someday
I’d like to paint an image of one
sitting in a lawn chair at sunset
watching a wild rabbit in the grass
and the whole painting would be for her
and even though I’d paint the rabbit
as very wild as king of the ghosts
the woman would be even more wild
and everyone seeing the painting
would say “That’s a pretty cool rabbit
but look at that woman wow artists
are the luckiest people on earth!”

Once I knew two women and someday
well only witches know the future.

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