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By Peter Markus

Peter Markus makes fantasy out of dust, a river, fish. via parceling his obsessions so obsessively, he creates a never-before-seen type of dust, a brand new species of fish, a river that flows backwards to its resource: all of this rendered in a language that's uniquely and privately his own.

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Even the celebrities within the sky above this lifeless city appeared to not be shining. yet nonetheless, us brothers, we walked. We didn't speak. We simply listened to the voice that was once us brothers contained in the every one of our boy heads. during this city, even the autos that we observed, right here on our stroll, all of them of them looked to be produced from rust. What us brothers wanted used to be a number of fishing poles for us to do a little fishing with. even supposing the fish have been leaping, tonight, probably us brothers may perhaps get these fish to return all the way down to the river’s muddy backside. So we went having a look round city for 2 poles for us to fish with. there has been a shop with an indication above the door that acknowledged on it, Del Ray’s dwell Bait, however the door, once we pulled on it to get it to open, it didn't open up. there have been different constructions with an analogous phrases on it, Del Ray, Del Ray, a few of them, those phrases, spraypainted on items of wooden nailed into brick, DEL RAY, DEL RAY, yet those doorways, too, to those different structures, they wouldn’t open up for us both. So what us brothers did then used to be, we became again round and we determined in our heads to go ourselves again downriver. If we all started strolling alongside the line that runs its approach alongside the banks of the river, we’d get domestic earlier than the evening all started its changing into day. Us brothers, we have been jogging again this manner, again downriver, again towards the place we lived in a home with a father and mother inside of it, while Brother grew to become and acknowledged that he used to be bored with all this strolling. could you particularly swim again domestic? was once what I acknowledged to Brother. Brother acknowledged what we either knew, it was once too chilly for us to be the entire long ago domestic within the river swimming. What we want, Brother stated, is one other boat, Brother stated. I checked out Brother. I nodded with my head at what Brother acknowledged. Brother used to be correct. Us brothers, we did want us a ship. It didn’t must be a posh boat. The useless man’s boat, it wasn’t a complicated boat. It used to be a ship that floats is all that it used to be, a ship that we came upon washed up at the river’s soiled river banks sooner or later whilst the fellow that it as soon as belonged to had fallen and drowned while he pissed into the river for success. What different type of a ship did brothers like us desire? So we all started taking a look with our eyes into the backyards of those unlit homes to determine if shall we locate us a ship to get us brothers again at the river on. yet within the backyards of those homes, homes no longer faraway from the banks of the river that runs itself down and during our soiled river city, there have been vehicles rusting within the backyards of those houses—cars with out wheels and autos with the home windows in them busted out and autos with weeds as tall as us brothers transforming into up on both sides of those vehicles in order that the autos have been demanding for us brothers to work out. yet boats: there have been no boats to be noticeable in those backyards for us brothers to determine: no boats for us brothers to come again out at the river on, to take us brothers again domestic. Us brothers, we have been status out at the nook of Jefferson, that street that runs alongside the river, the entire approach from the large soiled urban again to our soiled river city, while out of the darkish, us brothers, shall we see what we knew it, it used to be the shadow of a guy approaching towards us.

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