Week Four: Detonation

Vermont memory - postcard

Rabbit: I didn’t think it would end like that.

Armadillo: The detonation reminded me of Mardi Gras. So many regrets.

2 sticks from New Mexico (home of the 9-banded armadillo) in a suitcase after 8 months on the run
1 package of Space Age Crystals from West Germany two years before the fall of the Berlin wall
Water to boil
Add 1/2 cup regrets
Add 2 tsp (fine, granulated) hopes
Add 2 years time passed
Whisper the name of someone who loves you.

Dream Detonation:  I’m lost because this is not the next town over. Through the woods and a curving road and a desolate lot. I say desolate because no one was around. Then the buildings started to detonate all around me. I threw the car in reverse and tried to drive out of there, looking though my rearview mirror. Made it to the gift shop. I was handed two dahlia flowers, heavy as stones. They were earrings. “Oh, I can’t wear these,” I handed them back. The women disapproved. “Will we ever get out of here?” I asked. The roads, the detonation. They did not know what I was talking about. I felt ashamed. I bought some silver shoes.

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There are 20 species of armadillos, each identified by the number of bands of their armour.  If alarmed, nine-banded armadillos can flee with surprising speed.  If the fleeing escape fails, the armadillo may quickly dig a shallow trench and lodge itself inside. Predators are rarely able to dislodge the animal once it has burrowed itself.  The nine-banded armadillo is capable of floating across rivers by inflating its intestines, or by sinking and running across riverbeds. The second is possible due to its ability to hold its breath for up to six minutes, an adaptation originally developed for allowing the animal to keep its snout submerged in soil for extended periods while foraging.

 1a black and white1b - black and white1c - black and white

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