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First Woman

By Katja

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Book Id: WPLBN0000659360
Format Type: PDF eBook
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Reproduction Date: 2004

Title: First Woman  
Author: Katja
Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Literature, Literature & thought
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Fiction Literature

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Introduction: When I Realized When I realized I could no longer find the words I needed, I was flying out of myself with the regularity of breathing. There was music on the stereo and I rose thinking I might dance, and it was ink on tracing paper, it was hypertext clicked and swallowed, it was the chill and moving letters of the signs in Times Square on a tiny screen. My ideas fled and separated, groups of bright sophisticated girls smoking and half-smiling in the after midnight streets of the college town where I lived, who suddenly were half my age, wearing absurd costumes and then spookily wearing just exactly what I wore when I was 14, 15, 16. Poetry flying out of my head like the rhythm of water in the shower, the calm desert sun of California and the uncanny farcical figure of St. Francis rendered at the Serra retreat out of something halfway between plaster and Holiday Inn plastic. When I was a kid the mall in Kokomo, Indiana, had ?the largest cow in the world,? made of a similar substance, ironically exactly the opposite of what was happening to me as I became less and less solid, thoughts blending dissolving as if stunned by hot dry air. The chemicals of my mind my body the dynamic pattern itself surely evanescent, clear like liqueur, like the Chambord in a twisted James Bond glass, drunk at one of those bars that is like someone?s cool basement party, and can you believe I thought I was pregnant? It is too small and pitiful, the shape of my personal and sentimental tragedy, the way the hurts and losses are buried inside like the treasures we had in metal boxes when we were six! Imagine looking in one of those now! Dirty toy figures smelling of saliva.

Table of Contents
Contents 0. Introduction I. First Woman First Woman Raped by Another Woman Intensive Care Thalamus II. Euphoric Recall From [bried] Black Print Troubled Contract Runaway Train III. The Building The Building Subject Stroke Rehabilitation Poem (kiss)


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