A calm sentence like a story. I used to know a man who had a dog and I followed their steps in the snow, I got into the habit of walking just as far as they did every day. At the same time I also knew a woman whose husband had seven guns. I used to know a woman who’s the woman who married Neil Simon. I like the woman who used to work in the Lenox market, she never wears boots, then she retired. In New England the women are often more exciting than the men, Lewis thinks so too, I don’t know why. There’s a tribe somewhere where people say about the men, look how he’s changed since he’s had children, he looks awful !
Bernadette Mayer, Mindwinter day (22 décembre 1978), New Directions Books, 1982, p. 76