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[a road, drenched in sky, the houses of a road, its meanings.]

[what  the picture could  be, & what it knew.   where  it could]

[anything   loves   a   something   particularly.         practically]




















 

a road, drenched in sky, the houses of a road, its meanings. that it implicated, its viewer.  that its viewer was viewing, something already viewed.  that the parameters were altering.  a road drenched in sky, the houses of a road, its meanings.  the city/country, urban/rural of its spent, its infusion.  where a kind, of investment, where it could have been.  a road, drenched in sky, the houses of a road, its meanings.  given its placement, its signature/s, looping through/into whiteness.  where whiteness, a kind of dream, a kind of road, a kind of insurance/assurance.  the regulations leaching, toward/away (from) the order of things. in general, the natural, a process of process.  a road, drenched in sky, the houses of a road, its meanings.

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what the picture could be, what it knew.  where it could have been, what was, excluded.  a perceiver shouldered, what it was thinking of.  it held its eye, they held their gaze, it was not static.  when the sequence believed/contaminated.  when the frame became, unauthorized.  that a kind, of American, a kind of pastoral.  what was pushing, against the skyline.  when it claimed, its difference.  something coming through it, clearly.  one so cleanly speaking, others so cleanly listening.  what was agreed upon.  this too began.  could it 'hold forth,' could it 'come to terms.'   could/did its material resolve/dissolve. was it always, already an ideal.  what they were/were they holding onto.

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anything loves a something particularly.     practically anyone loves them all.   each one, a full of possibilities, each one a kind of recourse/resource.  practically anyone is an everyone, even a someone particularly.  particularly everyone, doubly singular, a kind of multiple.  a multiple of kind, a kind of likeness.  a like of kindness.  what liked an unlike, it was certainly saying something.  what disliked, what it disliked, what was it like.  what it liked it loved, were it a who.  practically a particular love, a particulate view, a new.  were it a view, were it empty of who.  was it certainly saying something.  was it reminded of, what was it reminded of, was it reminding/remaining.

 

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MATT SHEARS received his MFA from the University of Iowa and his PhD from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. New work has appeared, or is forthcoming, in Notre Dame Review, Marginalia, Blazevox, Diner and MiPOesias. He is in the process of moving to the Bay Area, and is currently at work on a longer mixed genre piece.