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December 2005, vol 1 no 3

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Jamie Edgecombe

Coiled Wire

only right arm active, copper twists devour the seconds hand's backward motion: another part to another radiator, ice-box, boiler; to be bought by another factory worker's by-the-hour accountable time. through single skylight in tin roof, direct rays of late summer march the line and land upon the lucky few. They all notice. radio waves, however, connected by the freedom of a dial (the minutes from another soldering assembly hive), broaden inner ear horizons: the wide space of book reviews, discussions of Japan's grass-root religions; songs of love, loss; big cars, abuse of women, territorial colours, gats and hoods; the blues and news flashes: London bombed ...

work bench grooves
cut by day dreams
suddenly in focus


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