wheelhouse archive

Issue 6, Spring/Summer 2008


getting built by Sarah Mangold


her first constructions
cure their captain

kangaroo bones
muscles and suede boots

fabric of outside work
known for her bridges

mark the question
lack of connection

not interested in tension
museum manners

boxes were sealed
herself with eyes
had been harmless dynamite

to find and photograph
not been experienced

human and animal occupation
a word of anything

much to recommend
works of architecture

single breath
ships to enter

use of future tense
urgency and mostly

it went on and off
wife on a ship

would be a mistake
for God’s sake
to send drawings

temporary interruptions
in the flag

her captain noted
age of thirty

customary practices
to get some rice

mechanical friends
change the landscape

weeks of tapping their eyes
precise difficulty ratings