Monday, December 03, 2007

#141 La Magie Noire



Usually the second
name is abstract, the
name of a Madonna.

A naked woman leans
on a rock. Evolving,
gradually merging into

the blue sky. Sometimes a
bird sits on her shoulder.
Conjuration & invocations

are the basis of her formal
syntax. Earthbound, yet other-
worldly. Hanukkah gelt.

Not Esperanza but some
bird-name is revealed in the
first chapter. More Americans

believe in a literal hell &
the devil than in Darwin's
theory of evolution. The

second section describes
some practices children
engage in. Black magic.