A Note for Johnny Coral Hull


“i’m the fence” “follow” “the fence” “Johnny” “are you
there?” “yes” “i’m going to follow” “the fenceline”
“yes” “yes” “follow it” “judy” “follow the fence” “the
fence” “through” “the grass” “through the long” “dry

grass” “the fence” “cuts the air” “makes way” “a snake”
“of barbs” “wire and endings” “cuts corners” “travels
far” “through many places” “follows itself” “you will
follow” “yes” “yes” “follow” “the fence” “the rabbit”

“the rabbit got under there” “last night” “the big rabbit”
“the hungry” “rabbit” “at dusk” “ready” “for your
garden” “the rabbit” “through there” “yesterday” “the
rabbit” “today” “silence” “through the fence” “the

hungry silence” “of rabbit” “through” “the fence” “to
feed” “on your garden” “your night garden” “to strip the
leaves” “with the hawthorn slugs” “in the long night
garden“ “quiet rabbits” “come in” “to eat” “the english

cottage garden” “the fence” “watching” “oh yes” “the
fence seeing” “and moving by” “the fence” “raveling
by” “like a river” “like a king river” “like a tiger snake”
“the powerful movement of the fence” “the fence

forever” “cut by a tree” “the tree” “slides onto the
property” “as if it wanted to join us!” “through the
fence” “its branch!” “its giant snout!” “a wooden reptile”
“collapsed through the barbed wire” “its scale” “its

wood” “for kilometers” “on end” “as if nothing else
mattered” “it’s unseeing eye” “here” “its mighty
collapse” “and its crashed” “snapping the thirsty wire”
“oh” “no” “the tree fallen” “oh no” “the fence cut” “oh”

“no” “fix it” “fix the fence” “no boundaries” “fix the
fence” “the tree cut me” “the tree” “the mad tree in the
mad storm” “cut” “me down” “fix” “the fence” “go
back” “go back” “the other way“  “we check the

boundary fence” “where a tree has fallen” “in a weekend
storm” “and has crashed through” “it is a woolley butt“
“and its bark” “flakes away” “through my fingers” “in
fine hairs” “the tree is not good” “for burning” “johnny

told me” “and so” “you will chop it” “and leave it” “to
the ground” “and ground inhabitants” “the tree fell”
“like a crocodile” “from up north” “slipping from the
land” “into a swamp” “the tree slides onto the property”

“as if it wanted to join us” “through” “the fence” “its
branch” “its giant snout” “is collapsed” “through the
barbed wire” “there is a mighty tree” “here” “and its
crashed” “snapping” “this thirsty wire” “on thirsty lands”

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