December 14, 2013:

Assertive rhymes. Chocolate boy with the windows down. Martial music: it's a warrior thing.

In the doorways lean men in hoodies. Hard, strong whiskers on sunbleached faces. Field workers in the card rooms.

Old women on the old street. Police in new, shiny SUVs. Painters on scaffold.

Conatus. The persistence of a singular thing not in spite of but by means of encounters and conjunctions.