Typography swells what is left in the closed spaces between words
oak and hints of diesel
pine and salted cotton lull fragrance
a period or meditation where trust begins as water: gush and famine, held in and against grains
held to fields
held to rummage the folds between your morning rise and first saliva spray
and spackled onto.
When you shoot your way to the top, your break will be on the lonely riot slide down.
Had we all just been playing at grown-up all this time, he wondered.

Text by Jordan Scott. Prompt: 1991 – A riot breaks out in the Mt. Pleasant section of Washington, D.C. after police shoot a Salvadoran man.

Text by Christof Migone. Prompts: texts by Jordan and Kathryn plus the prompts they chose.

Text by Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer. Prompt: 1979 – Margaret Thatcher becomes the first female Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Todays Calls is part of the Phone Works series by Christof Migone. Website design by Endless Commons. Thanks to the Ontario Arts Council.