Jennifer Compton


Fool’s Gold

I am thinking of doing a rural transcription.
I may only think of it and not actually do it.
I may call it something like - On the Trail of Rosalie Gascoigne.
I may, with notebook and pencil in hand, stand by my door, and step
outside. Walk to the shop - looking for words.
I may not find words. But I will be looking. Maybe an icecream wrapper.
Maybe a road sign.
Then I will turn out of Bumballa Road (the last word I think I will find
in Bumballa Road is Twilight. Alan and Geraldine put up the name when
Alan found he had cancer) into Railway Parade and I will feel tense.
Because I know as soon as I reach the shop I will find so many words.
I do not know how to transcribe that feeling. Of many words containing so
much info. Precise. Cricket Club Fund Raising Trivia Night November 19.
Accountant seeking work blah blah blah firewood for sale do not enter this
shop with helmet on magnum heaven peppermint cookies and cream

how does one transcribe extreme reaction to too many words?