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Reading Objects 2019: Student Edition

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Harold Eugene Edgerton
dye; photographic film (photographic materials)
dye transfer print; color photograph
40.64 x 50.8 cm (16 x 20 inches)

Jeffrey Seitz

Graduate- English

Class of 2020

After looking at Bullet Through Apple

By Jeffrey Seitz

William Tell’s second arrow became a wraith.

It roamed the Earth for a target.

It sailed passed pirates whose souls

Were too black to pierce.

It hovered over the explorers whose

Brains tattered like sails

Ensnared in wind’s howl.


Suddenly, out of the blue, through

Kinetic possession, it strikes.

Dearest Eve, did you prefer pears over apples?

You didn’t miss anything.

The apple no longer yields life.

 It only gives snuffed memories.