Self-Portrait by Nichelle

Self-Portrait by Nichelle

7 October 2009, Albuquerque, New Mexico, America

From: SAGReiss

Date: 29 September 2009

Subject: Vocative

Nichelle: Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta countdown: 5 days.

SAGReiss: Nichelle, Rose & I will blow up a few balloons this week-end in honor of your spirit.

Joy taught me how to write that sentence. It means more because ambiguity gives it two distinct meanings:

- Nichelle [nominative], Rose & I will blow up a few balloons this week-end in honor of your [the reader's] spirit.

- Nichelle [vocative], Rose & I will blow up a few balloons this week-end in honor of your [Nichelle's] spirit.

8 October 2009

SAGReiss: The face of the ancient Goddess of poetry & song.

From: SAGReiss

Date: 28 November 2009

Subject: You've Got Mail

I dreamt I received e-mail, three verses of unsigned doggerel. The message headers were all blank. As I clicked around trying to find the sender, the verses expanded as in a javascript menu. The message overflowed into a calligram of hidden stanzas. Reassured, I rolled over and went back to sleep, knowing that only Nichelle could ever have composed such a text.

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