Standing in the Way of Control

Confused, I began to cook dinner.

Lies, damned lies and statistics. Limericks told in front of women and children, limericks told in front of priests and LIMERICKS. The Owl of Cwm Cowlwyd, the Eagle of Gwernabwy, the Blackbird of Celli Gadarn. Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Zeus, Hades and Neptune. Three are the seasons of the year: spring and summer and fall, and winter trailing after.

What had the tape meant? What did it mean that I saw myself there, and my step-brother, and what did it mean, those obscure actions that we acted?

Tenzing Norgay, Tenzing Norgay, Tenzing Norgay. Oginga Odinga, Oginga Odinga, Oginga Odinga. Once the block around, twice the block around, three times the block around. Sun, moon and stars. Three are the kingdoms of heaven: telestial, terrestrial and celestial. Three times Pwyll spilled water the black anvil upon, and three times the birds flocked to him.

Black his cloak and white his skin. Black my lips in white the moonlight. What did it mean? Blue the light of the screen when I woke, and knew that I had dreamed, and knew that I dreamed my dreaming.


Let there be light and there was light, and the light was called day and the darkness night; and there was evening and there was morning. Let there be waters above and waters below, and the waters above were called sky and the water below were called sea; and there was evening and there was morning. Let the waters below be gathered and dry land appear; and there was evening and there was morning, the third day.