Summertime, Reaction, Theory

i was taking a walk at lunch, in the millennium park the other day and the oddest thing. there was this car driving quietly through the garden. where did it come from? suddenly this old black thing: a ford tudor or something. all i thought of was old fashioned house calls and doctors. and the logic of it all didn’t strike me until much later; i didn’t hear that car at all. what was it doing there? was it my imagination? was it even old? who can say. i didn’t hear it at all. all i heard was the sound of the symphony playing a few hundred feet away, a robin, a cacophony of voices, crickets. a friend responded later, “…the car was not a phantom, but it would have been better had it been one, all in black – with curtains, perhaps.”

so i started thinking. how are the ways in which we separate ourselves? how do we objectify those things around us? how do we separate ourselves from other?…

A POEM IN RESPONSE

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6 Responses to “Summertime, Reaction, Theory”

  1. bobbi d. Says:
    June 14th, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Jen! I originally gave credit to Alex for this piece. Sorry! I didn’t see your name above. This is what I’d posted:

    That was probably the most thought provoking, depressing thing I’ve read in a long time.

    I liked it!

  2. jen harris Says:
    June 14th, 2010 at 9:51 am

    bobbie – you’re hilarious!!! depressing?! really??? hmmm. i thought it was oddly hopeful. perhaps i’m just odd ; ) luv ha

  3. MacDibble Says:
    June 14th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Niiice! Beautiful imagery and mood.

  4. Jane Says:
    June 14th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    An emotive stream of consciousness, I love the imagery.

  5. jen harris Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 8:12 am

    thanks jane, thanks macdibble (okay, last name or nick?)! i really appreciate all the comments : ) i’m having a ball & just wait for the mag forthcoming. i’ve got some amazing poets together!!! Yea.

  6. Alexandra Says:
    June 15th, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Jen, just so you know, The MacDibble is YA and Aussie SF author Bren MacDibble, but with that hat on her head, she looks like Davy Crocket’s younger sister! :)

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