She says the T'V.'s been talking to her again. Malice and spoiled flesh squeezed through spectral Philco. Decomp greasing the cathode ray tubes. You're my lifetime, she says into the phone. Instinctively, you recoil. Curlicued wire of phone cord tenses it's spiraled dangle. She's hanging on, she wants you to know, by a thread of string cheese. Static. When you're not in the room, she clicks herself off like the T.V. and waits for your return. She says Captain Morgan's hiding in her closet again. She says she's taken twenty Klonopin. Adrenaline: Pitying harrow of guilt. You're not here. You're going to leave me for somebody. Dopamine: Emergency thwarted. Some body. Some (other) body. Fish spilling over the lock at Yankton Dam, raining onto asphalt like a wet patter of feet on concrete. A rupture of entrails and brains. Scales a scattering of soft sliver coins. Overheard, eagles and red-tailed hawks circle in ever-tightening parabolas. Ice machine hums in the hallway. Exit sign a neon semiotic in the dark. Fire alarm an impossible red planet locked in its smudged glass box.
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Corroborations 2012 was held at the University Libraries, The University of South Dakota, from January 20 – May 4, 2012. The Corroborations 2012 exhibition paired USD visual arts and poetry majors in order to create new collaborative work and to both broaden acceptance and appreciation of alternative art disciplines.