Bob Dombrowski: A DELICATE MEMBRANE [The Struggle with Time] (GB Art Co, 805 6th Avenue, NYC, 2001) 4.75x6.5" no price.; 20pp w/18 color illustrations by the author (designed on a MAC; printed on an Epson printer at Dombrowski/Petruska Studios, NYC 20001)
Perfect, Shelleyian poetry once again appears, where & when most acutely needed. This small, green-covered handbook, recently printed less than 5 minutes away from the World Trade Center in New York City, proposes & pleads for an understanding of Time that is, temporarily, for many, still in agonized suspension. Readers will find, buried within it, many clear messages from a clearly necessary future:
Time stands in our eyes,
Like a filtered lens, or a pinhole eyeglass.
We see only in leveled sequence.
In chaos, there is no sequence.
Chaos opens like a view from the sky.
Momentarily unlimited, desperate lungs fill
With the freshness of unmediated sensation.
Self and time - interwoven -
One requiring the creation of the other.
A prisoner pleading for his guard.
A hatred requiring an enemy.
A property requiring a fence.
Always at the brink; at the source.
Yet neither victory nor defeat ever actually occurs.
And always we are participants.