33Quarter Ater Eight
Several years later one o my older brothers took me to his riend’s amily’sgarden-apartment up on Georgia Avenue. Tere was a pool I could swim in.Girls in bathing suits. N.’s amily lived there.Or: the history o garden apartments (“developed in the early 20th century”),o organized domestic dramas, communal privacies, mufed noise, glimpses.See what happened — right now.Near the swing set during recess. N. on the swings. She swung and her plaidskirt lited and I saw her sky-blue underwear. She squealed.Mon Sep 20 11:01:23 2010 via webJoe Bonomo is remembering N. on the swing set and that thing that happened.4 hours ago clearst&ing nr d swing set durin recess @ st andrew d apostle. N. s on d swings.she pumps her lgz n grips d chain n leans bac n d wind n her hair streams nshe swings upward n her plaid skirt lits +I C her sky-blue undies.Broadcast this. Will it be made to matter.Or: the history o grade school recess. A history o the theatre, really. O actors and actresses hoping or verisimilitude. O roles and costumes. You’vegot 45 minutes on the stage: comedy, tragedy, and slapstick. Bad makeup.Stage right, sweat, and blown lines.“I carry my landscapes around with me,” Joan MitchellAnaïs Nin, Groucho Marx, Joan Craword, Elvis Presley, Roberto Rossellini,Vladimir Nabokov, Robert Lowell, and Charlie Chaplin died. Kanye West,John Mayer, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Randy Moss, Ludacris, Fiona Apple, Liv yler and Donald rump, Jr. were born. What do I know? I am essaying an up-skirt rom decades ago. Patricia Hampl:“We only store in memory images o value.”See “Lime Green,” Quarterly West, N46, 1998.