F. J. Bergmann

Issue 20

Remorse

a thing dreamed

quiet, modest

troubling

laments

would spare

only birds

build a wild

little death

everywhere


Source & Method

an erasure of “A Dream of Trees” by Mary Oliver


F.J. Bergmann has never been to Niagara Falls, but is still under the impression that she would enjoy a honeymoon someday, preferably a cruise to an array of exoplanets.


Photo by Cristina Gottardi

F. J. Bergmann

Issue 16

A MODEL THAT COULD BE PREDICTIVE

These are the things we do
And do not do.
Give us the money and walk away.
We’re going to do things.
Okay?
If we gave you 2.7 million dollars
What would you do with it?
Call us back in half an hour.
The difference is scale.
The way we’re hearing
It’s supposed to happen.
Tractor-trailer trucks
Backing up.


SOURCE: Taking ostensibly relevant notes, verbatim, during a presentation.


F.J. Bergmann is a foundling who once was lost but now is dumbfounded.