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  • Posted on November 9, 2014 at 12:26 pm

This card
is blank for your message
you may leave it unwritten
or cover it over with words and still
leave it unsaid

Be careful with your words
unsay what is best silent
unwrite your thoughts
blank any loaded message
from this card

Ink some kindness
wish some well
with elegance, eloquence
forget yourself this day
this occasion

Unknit this day
keep simple strands
imply nothing, be clear
between message and silence
sign love


2014 © Andie Davidson


  • Posted on November 9, 2014 at 11:38 am
incremental counter

It’s my birthday. The one I got awarded a new certificate for – but I wonder whether to celebrate the July one next year anyway as a second birthday. It isn’t important really, just a year comes round again, notches up the counter and it flips into a new number. The feeling made more sense in a pre-digital age, with little wheels turning on a car dashboard, or a tape recorder. They started to twitch and turn just before, clicked decisively into place and looked really settled for a long time. Age notching doesn’t just happen, it takes weeks. Do…