A try at untangling a twist
Fumbling fingers stumble into a knot, unwanted, they had been looking for. She puckers cheeks, pucks up her lips, & plucks at the stuck tight knot, of shoelace, tied around a laundry bag; uncrumples, unfurrows, unfolds, the rumpled parts of different clothes; why she all bunched? What you plicated for? Why you so ruffled? Maybe deflate yrself? C prostrates herself onto the tiles of Laundromat, pushing before her, stretching cloth of her jumper & her skirt. C presses her belly concave into the roundness of a streetlamp post, she planes down grass smooth, leaves an impression of her body trunk pressed into the grass. Tucks, gets up, turns, tucks shirt & skirt, pulls bowtie straight; pulls at a wrinkle in her shirt, flattens a fold of belly (which gathers back of course into some pleats, following immediate on stroke of hand); C plasters with her forehead, a sticker back, flat onto a window, of a tram (sticker depicts forbidden headphones); C picks from a curb a squashed umbrella & straightens best she can its metal ribs into even, parallels (some somewhat remain bent, but mostly the thing looks). C collapses her newfound parapluie back in, shatters with this umbra out the sun, pointing the ferrule to 01 of the clock; as well she, maneuvers, her left hand right up the crook handle, clicks with her thumb the bottom spring, slows down the runner’s sliding up the tube, by slightly following or leading, alongside with her thumb & index finger. Thus-how inflates umbrella, stretches its skin across its ribs & taut, rolls back & forth the tube between her hands, as if a child, or magic trick. Rolls back & forth & points the thing a satellite, at roughly 9 o’clock, tracing from centre to perimeter, of a solitary cauliflower cloud, flattening its fluff towards the centre & its edges, stretching its thickness, spreading the form flat across the depthless sky; transforms the Cumulus cloud into a Stratus cloud, & planes it such that the sky complete is covered; both rubbing out & birthing again the sun, as faded, sharp-edged tinny, lunar disc.
A try at tying knots