Adam’s Notebook
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Adam’s Notebook

Pharaoh’s Dream: Footnotes Threatening To Swallow Text

[William Ian Miller]

The asterisks of wind turbines on the horizon
point us to footnotes in the field close by:
seven cows, fat as pharaoh’s dream
and the farmer tall and slender
coming up along with his sparking prod
to drive them from sun to shadowy shed.
Man, the Skeleton, will devour them all,
and not augment his thinness one gram.*

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*And so the eye returns to the skeletal electricity windmills, osteologically white, visible along the horizon line.

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