By Peter Markus
Peter Markus makes fable out of dust, a river, fish. through parceling his obsessions so obsessively, he creates a never-before-seen kind of dust, a brand new species of fish, a river that flows backwards to its resource: all of this rendered in a language that's uniquely and privately his own.
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No, no longer really but. That’ll come a few years later. Now, we're retaining the arms of our mother—imagine that! —we are preserving the arms of our father, we're, us brothers, we're retaining fingers with each one folks brothers. after we fall, those palms are the fingers that choose us brothers up. Our father’s fingers are the fingers that take us brothers out again into the again of our yard, again to the place there's a storage again there and a shed again there and a tree again there that doesn't have any branches, this tree, it doesn’t have any leaves. what sort of a tree is that this? right here, again right here, at the dust and grass floor that's our global, there are issues again right here for us brothers to stay within our mouths. those listed here are issues for us brothers to devour: the dust, the grass, the dust, tree. this can be how we move approximately studying approximately our global: what can and can't be positioned within our mouths, what we will and can't eat—dirt and worms and grass and dust and people rusty, bent-back nails that fall to the floor from the curved black claw of our father’s hammer. again the following too, during this yard international, this is the place us brothers will quickly notice that airborne dirt and dust and grass, while it really is rainy outdoor, whilst it's been within the evening raining, the airborne dirt and dust becomes anything except dust. while it rains, the airborne dirt and dust turns into higher than dust, it's magic to us brothers how dust turns to dust. That note, dust, and muddy, and that different note that incorporates it too: don’t. those are the sounds that come muffing out at us brothers from the mouth that's our mother’s. whilst our mom says to us brothers don’t, no, dust, us brothers, we regularly prove doing, even again right here then, what our mom has simply instructed us brothers to not do. might be we do what our mom says for us brothers to not do—this no, this don’t, this mud—because we love it whilst our mom and our father say to us those different phrases too: phrases that make the sound hammer occasionally makes whilst it hammers rusted nails into wooden. You boys make sure to freshen up available in the market prior to you return in. Years from us being one, us brothers, we'll take heed to that sound again and again. Brother, we'll say, to one another. provide me your hand. carry your hand up by contrast wooden. Us brothers will do what us brothers let us know to do. we're brothers. we're every one other’s voice inside of our personal heads. this would sting, us brothers will say to one another brother. Us brothers, we'll elevate again the hammer in our hand. we are going to force that rusty, bent-back nail during Brother’s hand. Neither folks brothers will wince, or recoil, or make with our mouth the sound of a brother crying out. reliable, Brother, Brother will say. Brother could be hammering in a moment nail into us brothers’ different hand while the daddy folks brothers will step out into the again of our yard. Sons, our father will name this observe out. either one of us brothers will flip again our boy heads towards the sound of our father to listen to no matter what it truly is that this father goes to claim to us brothers subsequent. it will likely be a protracted few seconds.