Tuesday, December 9, 2008

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Jesus Mary Joseph

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Oct 19, 1960

Dear Mama,

Why don’t you write? I never hear from you anymore. Did you remember my birthday? It was last week. I am 10 yrs. old now. Auntie sent me a walking doll with long red hair, just like mine, except Hillarys hair is straight, not curly. Aunt Gwen gave me a teddy bear, it even has a zipper in it’s belly so I can make him fat or skinney. I like him skinney, but when I get mad I make him fat (ha, ha).

Nana says I should write you a letter even if you don’t write me. She says its the polite thing to do, I guess shes right but I sure wish you would write back. I wish you loved me. Why dont you love me anymore?

I HATE YOU!

I’m sorry, God, i didn’t mean it.. Mama can’t help it, shes sick.

I promise, I’ll be good from now on. I’ll pray for my mom

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For Tuesday read about when the slaves were freed.

Emancipation Proclaimation?

Samantha Anne Mallory

♥'s

Kenny S.


* Note: confess Mortal Sin on Fri. (4th commendment?) What will my Penance be? 1 Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, 1 Act of Contrition? A whole Rosary? Scrape table (UGH) for a week?

If I wait until Fri. and I die before my confession, will I still go to Hell, even if I’m sorry now?

--Samantha Anne Mallory
(crumpled note found in 1990
among important family documents)

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Copyright Jennifer Semple Siegel, 2008
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* Time Nymph *

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The Sea

Patrus

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TIMELESSNESS.

I slice through past and future, no longer wavering; the fear rendering One discombobulated in present time empowers in other time.

Superior Being.

I am a time nymph, buoyant and light. We do front flips, back flips, spin side to side like a shooting top, do head and handstands. Anything is possible in time which is not now: ballet, grace, en pointe --

Liberation.

They are one time traveler. She breathes in ecstasy of the future yet passed, glimmers of past once future. Seconds once ephemeral, millennia now prisms. Day Halos. Nymphets sparkle like --

Sapphire years.

They remember, once afraid of passing time and time not yet, time pluperfect.

Laser time, razor-honed present imperfect.

One day -- future perfect? -- time tricksters suspend An Other over swirling currents, toes poised for time/space continua --


~^~future~^~present~^~past~^~past~^~present~^~future~^~

~^~f~u~t~u~r~e~^~p~r~e~s~e~n~t~^~p~a~s~t~^~p~a~s~t~^~p~r~e~s~e~n~t~^~f~u~t~u~r~e~^~

~^f~^p~^p~^p~^p~^f~^u~^r~^a~^a~^r~^u~^t~^s~^s~^s~^e~^t~^u~^e~^t~^t~^s~^u~^i~^n~^e~^i~^

~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^

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-- like a ballerina’s.

“What is this wonder, these flowing ripples kissing All?”

We signal acceptance of time bent slightly forward and stretched eons backwards. Unknown Strangers gently guide Nymphet through future red giants -- or is it past present blue dwarfs? -- bodies reeling through galaxies, chrysalis birthing --

~^~c~^~h~^~i~^~m~^~e~^~r~^~a~^~

-- Us.

It’s time; it’s about time.

Split of split seconds:

Goddess, swim the seven sisters, navigate your vessel, all time, whirling, all time...

Splash.

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Copyright, Jennifer Semple Siegel, 2008
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Saturday, February 23, 2008

Introducing...



Body Memoir Politic:

Looking



A Play in Ten Scenes

by

Jennifer Semple Siegel



© 2008

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One pill makes you larger

And one pill makes you small

And the ones that Mother gives you

Don’t do anything at all.

Go ask Alice

When she’s 10 feet tall.


–Grace Slick, “White Rabbit”



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