Information
by Bob Heman

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INFORMATION

Removes the forest from the room where it has grown.  Removes the clouds from the ceiling and the mountains from the walls.  Removes the man who is the first to speak.  Keeps him separate from those who come later.

 

 

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The words are real even when they are not true.  She lives inside of them once they are spoken.  They reveal a distance to those who think they understand.  Their real meaning is about the code they contain.

 

 

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They identified a circle that was hidden in the forest.  The man wore a beard that could not be removed.  They found something there that resembled the light.  Their own skins crawled away while they slept.

 

 

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There was an entrance that could not be described.  A man entering there who seemed to be correct.  His hands echoing the hands of the woman he imagined to be complete.  She walked ahead of him but he never saw her.

 

 

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Listens to the distance trapped inside the straw man.  Fills the metal man up with animals.  Lets the lion also start to resemble.  She combs his hair until he can remember.

 

 

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The door only a hole they made in the wall so the animals could escape.  They knew the darkness had gathered there.  The lines they spoke all led away.  The others used them to climb back to where they came from.               

 

 

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Each one leads a different life.  They inhabit the building, the forest, the marital bed, the written page that stretches to contain these things.  Each life separate but finding its resemblance in the others.  Each an illusion they can enter at will.                                                      

 

                                                                                               

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The grate in the sidewalk keeps the animals from escaping.  The room on top of the hill is their only destination.  The sounds they make when they are confused or happy fill the vehicle that has never been a machine.
         

 

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In the place where the pavement collapsed the rain formed unusual patterns.  The vehicles were removed into buildings that were created for a different purpose.  They used words to create the road that they were forced to use.  It contained only enough distance to be useful.
                                                                                                                  

 

                                                                            

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The wolf an arrangement of the sticks that were left behind.  The hand repeated for each woman who wanted one.  There were trees when the story was retold.  The clouds were unable to escape their branches.

 

 

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The shape the woman occupies was given to her by the other.  The words she speaks are never more than a pause in the journey.  There are arrows that show her which way to go.  Sometimes they are changed before she can reach them.

 

 

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Replaces the hands with feet and the feet with wheels and the wheels with small animals that are never complete.  Replaces the woman with some burning stairs and the snake with a cup of water.  Replaces the elevator with a broken tree and the sky with a cave it is forbidden to enter.  Replaces the elephant with a basket of feathers.  Replaces its memory with the words on this page.