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  • Rainey Knudson

Notes from a Forgotten Artist (98 words)

I looked at the same world, attentive

Everything was an invitation


People were beautiful pains in the ass

They were looking elsewhere


I touched the same materials with my hands

I didn't know what would happen to the work

I dreamed it churning back into soil


I was attentive

I looked


I imagined what it was like in your time.

If what I made disappeared, could I still speak to you somehow?

Could you hear me through our selfsame attentiveness,

our indistinguishable looking?


I dared to hope

oh, dear beautiful world:

let all for nothing still be something





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