Monthly Archives: February 2006

found mardi gras beads with hanging crowns

Exciting my need for that which shines, I spotted a strand of purple Mardi Gras beads on the way home. From the strand hung a typical N.O.-style crown (promotion for Crown Royal perhaps?). I found – two strands of purple … Continue reading

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blind googly eyes, deaf orange ears, hoarding

I have become a hoarder. On the walk home I considered two things. 1. How many hair bands I could pick up (8) 2. Whether one can induce OCD in oneself On the way to school and back I found … Continue reading

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babyblue babysock yellowpaper drinkumbrella

- a baby blue baby sock – a black hairband – the orange disposable razor cover – a bright blue piece of glass – green beads as if from a mardi gras necklace – a Nokia cell phone battery – … Continue reading

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jellybeans, a black, a pink, and a yellow one

Jellybeans Originally uploaded by gloamling. Ginny’s findings

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speakr portion eggshlls yllw feathr lip balm

Today I walked home a slightly different way and thus saw slightly different trash; I also had a revelation about what I want to do with this (text) material when I feel that I have gathered sufficient quantities. I also … Continue reading

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a red shirt-button, a black plastic divided plate

- a single black glove- a red shirt-button- the black plastic divided plate from a microwave dinner

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gloves, glove, striped flip-flop, collaboration

- a pair of green work-gloves- a single brown glove- a single brown striped flip-flop ginny walks a different way to school than i do, so i’ve roped her into researching the litter on that side of c’ville. we’ll see … Continue reading

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black shiny sequins glistening marble penny

- a black scarf covered with black shiny sequins (obviously, i picked this up. it must have only recently been dropped)- a shiny penny, head’s side up, thus lucky. i decided i needed the luck this time.- a shiny marble … Continue reading

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"love is everywhere," "Made in China"

- a shiny penny, tail’s side up, so unlucky- a green plastic stein- a pink square tag that says “love is everywhere” and is bordered with pink hearts. i picked this up because it was a valentine for me. on … Continue reading

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documented sea change of good & plenty

in gutter with scrap-heap of half-cleaned bones good & plenty box sat shiny purple. good & plenty had held sweet juju purples and pinks but now did not. integrity of box compromised by lack of sugar pellets within. by day … Continue reading

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wings bones, good & plenty, tomato, slide

- a heap of buffalo wings bones outside the door of a house like miniature mastadon bones outside a cave of barbarians- pink & purple Good & Plenty box- a photographic slide. I wanted to pick this up but there … Continue reading

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a pink fabric rose and a yellow one

- a rather dirty, fairly large fake rose (pink)- a similarly dirty, large fake rose (yellow) I picked these up for my growing collection of fake-flowers-found-on-the-street. – a purple rubber band (as from lettuce)- the blue lifestyles condom- the sparkly … Continue reading

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pink sequin flower, initial conclusions

- blue unused Lifestyles condom- pink sequin flower magnet. i picked this up.- red plastic cigar case- woven leather belt- short length of 1″ wide purple ribbon- pink bucket- brown hair elastic- bright purple hair elastic- black hair elastic- sparkly … Continue reading

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* dark waters carry away hygienic loves

And while dark waters carry away hygienic loves, like rivers flooded with the corpses of children… Senghor

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* other testimony of summer nights

The river bears no empty bottles, sandwich papers,Silk handkerchiefs, cardboard boxes, cigarette endsOr other testimony of summer nights. (Eliot)

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a short history of pink bucket

pink bucket lived in gutter near construction site. construction workers ignored pink bucket. not their pink bucket! pink bucket was very bright and new. no rust on handle. white plastic grip on handle top. pink bucket was clean and bright … Continue reading

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applies to oranges, receipts, gift ribbons

- 23 red plastic Solo cups. Next week I will count the blue ones.- 2 translucent blue disposable cups.- a very very flat flattened Neosporin tube- a similarly flat Arizona Green Tea can- a yellowed apple core- 3 black hair … Continue reading

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red painted paintbrush, easter egg pepsi

- brown hair elastic (same one)- paintbrush entirely covered in dry red paint- pepsi can, uncrushed, under a bush like an easter egg

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