PAYNE LINDAL LIEBOWITZ

Bill Payne, clarinet
Eva Lindal, violin
Carol Liebowitz, piano

1. ever since
2. it happened this way
3. unspoken
4. B/E
5. if then
6. glissade
7. preludes
8. holus bolus
9. what we are saying
10. blue flame
11. ’til always

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CROSSING THE MOJAVE AND
INTO THE HIGHLANDS OF ARIZONA
With Bill, Eva, & Carol on the Stereo

Sometimes the smallest thing
circles widest encompasses multitudes
recombined—
our hands are tied until
we reach the border, swirling
reverse vortex, once we get out of California
we can open it up—
So much the enormity
embryonic & liquid—
changeable
under laws generated by the sun
underground rivers
drilling rigs
old dilapidated motels
the sun tracks from Stockholm to New York City to Vegas
or rather, the Earth turns into it
clarinet penumbra
piano particulars
violin sonar
speed limits, highback seats, & accelerando
pretend this is the first trio
it could be 30,000 years ago
or 130,000
between 2nd and 3rd Ice Ages
          after the turbulence had settled down
you could go barefoot in summer
your best friend is a broom maker
there’s wild horses over the next valley
and the next over are the meteors
clarinet spirals
        violin equestria
            piano ponderosas
How many times have you been somewhere
and said to yourself: I have to
come back here someday and look around?

Mark Weber, August 2013