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WHO DIED THAT DAY AT DANNEMARA?

 

They say that at the time of electrocution, the victim is made "some other"

"If gold falls sick being stung by mercury"

What then does baser metal do, being stung by death?

 

If electric fields our plots destroy,

And gravitational decay the key possess;

If fire with flesh can make a new alloy,

And captured lightning pilot that address.

If leaded thongs unbolt "some other" boy,

As smallest moles our hidden cogs undress,

Then ask the jailer warden what he smelt,

The day that cinder burnt Van Allen's belt.

 

Djuna Barnes

 

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Taken on July 6, 2010