we be

 

webe for website

 

This little we be flipbook was created in April/May of 2008, using text that was written earlier in the year and two details from the Meiji Era photograph that initially led to my 2006 bookwork until my body says sleep (Kokyo).

It was first shared at TRACING THE LINES: A Symposium on Contemporary Poetics and Cultural Politics to Honour Roy Miki in Vancouver, British Columbia.

 

The following was the flipping text in this bookwork:

 

we be

she Martha

she Kokyo

she Rubi

she me

she we

she be

who she was

and is

will be

free of lines

that tie her to

the yellowing page

in lost books

and those newly found

in archives

and basements

delivered by an unmet soul

puzzled

by my phonetical

fusion