first, jay comes

First, jay comes.
A significant gesture
signifies two
twigs or wyes
in the form of twigs.

First, jay comes.
Takashi Homma blots
his copybook,
a blot with attendant dot
and dribble.

First, jay comes.
There is no other text,
but I recount
Gerhard Richter
in white and red.

First, jay comes.
Scrawl a flight
before a locust plague
of sticks: insects
are kept as pets.

First, jay comes.
A fire set
and flame hovering;
a fire set
from twigs growling.

First, jay comes.
There is blood
spat
on the snow,
covered by twigs.

First, jay comes.
Blood,
a thick rich line
through the snow—
a twig bisects.

First, jay comes.
Crosses in the snow—
twig drawn
calligraphy—
blood below.

First, jay comes.
Ah, the blood stains
pink the snow;
that heavy splotch
must mean . . .

First, jay comes.
Beside the frozen stream
and pipes of spring
blood splatter indicates
deceased.

after Takashi Homma

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About Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis

Me = Francesca Jurate Kristina Sasnaitis... also known as Jūrytė/ Jūrytėle/ Jūračiuk/ Jurachook/ U-Russia/ Urata/ Rata/ Jay-bird/ Jay-peg/ Miss J/ Big J/ France/ Franca.... Sasna/ Fox/ Greville/ Knight... and Nerada Netis... as far as I can remember... oh, and there's still room for Kristina... somewhere, sometime... Me = drew, painted, made sculpture, then stopped; printed photographs, then stopped; wrote, then stopped; made furniture, then stopped; made prints, then stopped; became a bookseller and stopped; wrote some more, kept writing some... and more... started painting again... sold a few more books... stopped... wrote some more, kept writing some... and more... and now seeing words, writing images... was that last bit too wanky? What goes around comes around, I guess...
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