Fathom 1989



Inside Cover



M.L. McConnell (3)
Roy McDonald (2)
Gina M. Beaton (2)
Rebecca Kniseer (3)
Rick Armstrong (2)
Vince Tinguely (2)
H.G. Prosser (5)
Jim Hoyle
Robert Bosch
Lisa Michelle Fiander (2)
Joe Blades (3)


Vince Tinguely



Hieroglyphics of the Moment

Touch the sky
With your long antennae
With a soft, moist tongue
With your groin
Put your hands on a cloud
The moist sheen of cool vapour
And moonlight on your upturned face

Touch the sky
Eyes glow in the surge of light
Ocean stars in inky night
Moon a tide of ocean light
Violet clouds light the night
Your tongue, your touch
Your long antennae

Touch the sky
Not just a finger
A free spirit
A child can touch
What no five-cent rocket
Will ever reach...
And I live for the day


[I ignore the laws]

I ignore the laws
I let off a bomb
I am without affect, watching
I don’t move, I don’t move
I don’t move, I don’t move
I don’t remember the point
As the shrapnel flies

He gave me a picture
Of a ballot ticket aflame
Igniting our thin borders
A picture moved me
A picture scared me
There’s an explosion
Slow enough to watch


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