Snapping windshield wipers down
on leaflets of a political nature before dawn, "Is this any work for a distinguished
writer?" I ask myself. Then reply to myself, "You're not distinguished.
You're not even human! And you are writing."
As sky brightens,
sweat skis down my back, a police cruiser pulls to the curb. The
officer says that the evaluation of the evidence
has been one of steady retreat from confidence to uncertainty. For
example, J. Maringer, who confidently declared in 1952 that the
practice of sacrificing the head, skull and long bones of animals
survived from the earliest times right up to the Upper Paleolithic
retreated by 1968 to declaring that I'm violating a city ordinance. Adding, "You're a strange-looking