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lines on a side street, circling

                   pattern (line
infrequent lamplights (line
assorted (line
a revue (line
a murmur of laughter (line
surge of cars (line
ceaseless jockeying (line 53) : endless pushing forward to get ahead in the line
puttering (line 54) : sound of the car exhaust
skimmed (line 55) : moved along the highway
radiance (line 57) : bright glow of the moon
He turned back on a side street, circling.       1
puttering along at a base rate of spikes, until the monkey gets a reward.       2
in that way it is a puttering line at best.       3

  1. Andrew Koh and Elvira Holmberg, Flights Of Fancy 1 : A Journey Through Poetry, Prose & Drama (2nd Edition, 2008) : 136
    being glosses of passages in Ray Bradbury, his “The Pedestrian” (1951) : pdf
    and background (wikipedia)
  2. Patricia Smith Churchland, Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition (2019) : Fig. 3
    Patricia Churchland (1943- ), wikipedia
  3. “Summer Sale Suggestions : Boys’ Wash Suits.” Chicago Dry Goods Reporter 32:22 (May 31, 1902): 19

in the same volume of the Chicago Dry Goods Reporter, a second (in this gathering) and unsettling appearance of Oklahoma —
John H. Raftery. “Opening Door. Indian Territory the Final Rallying Ground of the American Homeseeker.—Awakening of a Slumbering Giant.” Chicago Dry Goods Reporter 32:14 (April 5, 1902) : 8-9

27 May 2022