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The surging

Luxuriance of July

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These touches of colour seem

Both brave and forlorn

2

The starred and striped American flag flies

With all the bravado of a new frontier

3

Arun keeps his

Chin lowered

4

There are so many ... So rarely any ...

Objects
People

5

There is multicoloured life on the screen,

Jigging and jumping with a mechanical animation that has no natural equivalent

6

Arun knows

Nothing

7

Patients cats that seem

Painted onto the scene in black and white

8

Tucking his

Chin into his collar

9

The mailbox holds junk mail, too

Voluminous to merit collection

10

Like stage

Sets before the play begins

11

Slowly and thoughtfully

Putting away each item after several minutes of holding it and considering it

12

She is frozen, like

And actress who had forgotten her lines. She seems lost.

13

Raw meat being charred.. It is the

Pervasive odour of the entire suburb

14

Mrs Patton calls Arun

Ah-roon

15

Neither is capable of

Changing the situation

16

She brightens. 'There was a

Special offer at the Foodmart

17

There is a sink

Wedged in

18

Munching the nuts with a

Mulish obstinacy

19

Has she been ...? She looks .. Rather than ...

Crying?
Sullen
Tearful

20

She does not

Say a word

21

Certainly she makes it ... And ...

Expressive, and defiant

22

Waiting for his

Congregation to assemble

23

It is a congregation of two,

Hesitant and slow

24

Mrs Patton goes forward as if to

Take the shot, and says placatingly

25

Mr Patton sounds petulant, a

Minister who cannot see why his congregation dwindles.

26

He waits for the dreaded moment when he will have to

Confess what he wishes he did not have to confess - again.

27

Publicly reveal himself

Unworthy, unfit to take the wager upon his tongue

28

Trying not to flinch but

Fully aware of the gravity of the ceremony

29

... And ... Run across it and spread

Grease and blood

30

Not yet ... But surely ...

Saved
On his way

31

Some stubborn adherence to his own ... asserts itself and ...

Tribe
Prevents his from converting

32

The steak

Sputters in indignation at this denial

33

Mrs Patton begins to play the role of

A distracting decoy

34

The ceremonies of other tribes must seem either ... Or ... Always

Farcical or outrageous

35

Grievously aware of the failure

Of this summer night's sacrament

36

Mrs Patton pantomimes the

Eating of a meal

37

She does not seem to have his mother's

Instincts for survival through evasion

38

The blood is a

Stain, a wound at its heart

39

They hurl themselves like

Heathens in the frenzy of their false religion

40

The evening is punctuated by

Their unredeemed deaths.