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by Allison Cummings, Professor of English
Some say superathletes see in slow mo,
bodies and balls frozen in discrete frames,
the world a series of readable stills,
phone poles sauntering by on highways,
clouds scudding frame by frame above Constable fields,
hands and spheres ethereally veering toward their eyes,
like careful seducers savoring the approach.
For the rest of us, clocks spin, cars and words blur and run--
shuttling through tunnels and mental lists
Magritte twilights we note to absorb someday,
weekend sex -- vapor, the retinal afterburn of MTV.
I hear that compact disks play on delay,
travel forward through notes that have not yet lit the air
and back to mortal time,
to bridle the skip before it occurs,
revise a future others never sense:
the sneeze before the dog ran under the wheel,
neutral breeze escorting a kiss that pulls two houses down.
Some brains crave flashing change:
remote controls and gender etceteras;
others sigh for the still point of twirling worlds,