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Chains and leaves have been with us a long time. We have all decided what they mean.

15 February 2012

Author : jeanne-salome-rochat

In groups, when first gathered, they receive direction. They ask questions about chains. The ones they like best will be mirrored by one hand rising into the air. Their bottoms will not rise into the air, no, not now. So sitting, they wait until they are asked the question they like best. They raise their hands. Some of them do not raise their hands. Some of them raise two hands. These second hands are severed with the metal edge of a yardstick. The severed hands are confiscated and placed in the drawer where unauthorized items gather. The stump is placed underneath their bottoms. Only one hand may rise. One or none.

Place your knees on our throats and we choose you. We love what is green. We love what is good. Place your knees. There is no you. We mean, not now. Now we want you to love us. There is no you. Place your knees. Dig deeper. Dig for the green. When we wake, you are us. There is no you. We are born deep beneath the earth. We are not green. We take the chains. We love what is good. There is no you.

They wait in their seats to be asked. They know that they will be asked and this is good. It is good to practice the raising and the choosing. Now they must decide what colors they like. No matter how much of their hands rattle in the air they will only be counted once. There is only one value each hand may assume. We know that this is good. We love what is good.



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