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… a Green place, 

saturated Green, suffused Green, steeped Green …
I have been here before, Clever muses, awake and asleep.
Drenched Green-ness, dis-embodied Green-ness.
Turgid Green-ness fills space, fills the maid. She cannot locate her self.

Voices chime in the gloaming Green. Multiple peals, a carillon of glass bells.

Other selves are here, Clever muses. I hear them. I must not frighten them.

Clever (never a girl to be silent): Who are you? Where are you? Talk to me. I am sent to this place to save Vixen from her angry lover.

Packets of ringing, trios of clappers strike chords in cubed arrays ... nines and twenty-sevens and beyond ... Green, polished minerals, round about ringing. 
... the chatter of the spheres ...

TWO {maternal concern}: ... a packet delivered among us … lost … needful …

ONE {cronish abruptness}: ... it ... a particle among us … just another it

THREE {maidenly vanity}: ... it leaps among us ... as a wave! … proof of sequence …

ONE: ... pah ... a coil ... it turns ... returns ... spawns ... responds ... guards ... regards ...

TWO: ... fetch the eye, daughter, it needs looking …

THREE: ... i retrieve the eye; i look first ... first! … beginning a sequence …

ONE: ... firstness is not negotiable … i am one

TWO: ... our eye, grandmother ... then adjudication …

THREE:one=grandmother complains … two=mother negotiates … three=adjudication and i win … a sequence! … a wave …

 

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