a green place: saturated green, suffused green, steeped green

 

I have been here before, Clever’s head thinks, asleep and awake, within and without.

drenched green, dis-embodied green
curved-curled-coiled green

space within, time without

She cannot locate her self. She is become green.

 

voices chime in the gloaming — voices shifting among threes, sixes, nines — carillons of crystal bells ringing throughout celestial spheres

 

Other selves are here, Clever’s head thinks. Three, at least. I approach boldly.

Clever (never a girl to be silent): Who are you? Where are you? Talk to me. Acknowledge me. I am come to initiate a grand task. I am come to claim the relic that will save Vixen from her angry lover.

 

triple trios chatter — voices shifting, ringing, singing — music of the spheres

 

Mezzo Soprano: ... what is this packet among us … dropped, delivered, deposited among us … a packet … lost, needful, orphaned …

Contralto: … pah … naught but a random particle among us … noisy, clamorous, obstreperous …

Coloratura Soprano: ... a wave! a wave! … a thread twines, winds, weaves among us ...

Contralto: ... string theory begets naught but snarls, knots, tangles ... quantum sufficit are the old ways…

Mezzo Soprano: ... observation will tell … fetch the eye, little sister, this needs looking …

Coloratura Soprano: ... if i retrieve eye then i look first ... 1st! before 2nd! before 3rd! … a sequence! a wave! …

Contralto: ... firstness is not negotiable … 3-in-1 … 1-in-3 … trinity … self-contained particle … quantum vis …

Mezzo Soprano: ... the eye, elder sister, quantum placet ... the eye is shared among us… 1st, before 2nd, before 3rd …

 

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