Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sunday Sentence: Bicentennial by Dan Chiasson

Simply put, the best sentence(s) I’ve read this past week, presented out of context and without commentary.

          In high school we had parties in the woods
          In the winter, and we rode snowmobiles
          Higher and higher until we were high enough

          Nobody could see any sign of our fire.
          If there was a girl you liked, you sort of
          Nuzzled up beside her, if that was her,

          If that was even a girl.  It was hard to tell
          In the dark, in our gigantic parkas,
          Who was who.  You had to make a guess

          Based on factors extremely difficult to discern
          In the wind, by a sputtering fire, and
          Sometimes you cuddled the hockey captain.

From "One on One" in Bicentennial by Dan Chiasson

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