And It Begins, and: Atlas

And It Begins, and: Atlas Gabriel Spera And It Begins The inconceivable finds its vehicle into being, into fact: Fiat Punto-- Let there be an end. And it begins, a flash, an airquake, a self-devouring chaos of black plumes gloried with the halo of fireshine and buckshot of cloudlight, thick chiaroscuro thinning scrimlike as it spreads to let base shapes at last condense, confused, from the debris sleet and sand fall--the warped ellipse of steering wheel and wheel drum, skewed rhombus of hatchback, diamond shims of tempered glass, the skitting helix of strut coil, flung rods and cylinders, bent, dented, of drive shaft and shock, the colors dust-paled but strengthening, spectral, spanning red to black as moment starts to follow moment, the margins stirring with the first coughs of lung rust, raw forms with hands and feet bellying from the blood muck and clay of those without, toward nothing certain, leaking low sounds and bleats answered by others, upright, eyestung, earclapped, edging toward oil soot and crater, car, carcass, stunned by their newfound nakedness in the face of all they've made, all they cared for, having no word in the language they woke up with for this new beast, this blind drive toward http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Prairie Schooner University of Nebraska Press

And It Begins, and: Atlas

Prairie Schooner, Volume 83 (4) – Jan 7, 2009

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Gabriel Spera And It Begins The inconceivable finds its vehicle into being, into fact: Fiat Punto-- Let there be an end. And it begins, a flash, an airquake, a self-devouring chaos of black plumes gloried with the halo of fireshine and buckshot of cloudlight, thick chiaroscuro thinning scrimlike as it spreads to let base shapes at last condense, confused, from the debris sleet and sand fall--the warped ellipse of steering wheel and wheel drum, skewed rhombus of hatchback, diamond shims of tempered glass, the skitting helix of strut coil, flung rods and cylinders, bent, dented, of drive shaft and shock, the colors dust-paled but strengthening, spectral, spanning red to black as moment starts to follow moment, the margins stirring with the first coughs of lung rust, raw forms with hands and feet bellying from the blood muck and clay of those without, toward nothing certain, leaking low sounds and bleats answered by others, upright, eyestung, earclapped, edging toward oil soot and crater, car, carcass, stunned by their newfound nakedness in the face of all they've made, all they cared for, having no word in the language they woke up with for this new beast, this blind drive toward

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