Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Space On The Bat Room Floor (Van Vliet Again)

My nose here.
Her rose there.
Your toes bare.
Our rows share.
Their clothes tear.
Daisy chain puller.
Puller. Puller.

E. A. Costa 7 April, 2015 Granada, Nicaragua
* "Green chain puller" was a worker who pulled raw, green
lumber off the line for sorting. Later "chain puller" was a
worker who fed into or removed material from automatic
machines or machines operated by another worker.  Don
Van Vliet never explained his use of the term "chain puller"
but it is still a commonly used job description in certain

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