Lara Beaulieu: Sylvia's House

Spring '13 TOC

 

Sylvia cleaned. Sylvia was very clean. She always cleaned. Sylvia's husband wasn't clean, he was never clean, he never cleaned. Sylvia's husband was not a clean man and he wasn't clean, he was never clean. Sylvia was clean and he wasn't, and Sylvia wanted him clean.

Sylvia wanted she wanted him clean, she wanted and worried and worried and wanted, she so wanted him clean she always cleaned. Sylvia's house was clean. Sylvia's house was neat. Sylvia's house was tidy. She was always busy and always clean.

Sylvia's neighbor's house was not clean. She worried and looked and looked and worried. The neighbors were not clean people. They were not clean. When Sylvia's house was clean and Sylvia's husband was not clean, he sat in the neighbor's house. He just sat. The neighbors were not clean and Sylvia was clean. Sylvia's husband was not clean and the neighbors were not clean. They were not neat and they were not clean.

To worry was to worry and to worry. Sylvia worried. Sylvia's worry worried her. She was so worried that she worried. Sylvia worried. Sylvia cleaned. She worried more and worried better. She worried better and better, she cleaned better and better, she worried better and cleaned better. She was better she was better and better she worried better.

Sylvia worried and worried and she could not clean. One day she could not clean. One day she worried and she could not clean. She was so worried, her house was not clean. Sylvia's husband was not there, and he was not clean, and her house was not clean, when he was not there her house was not clean, he was not clean and he was not there so the house was not clean. When Sylvia was there and her husband was there, Sylvia cleaned, when Sylvia's husband was not there and he was not there, she did not clean.

There was a room with people. Sylvia went there. She sat and she thought and she worried. Her house was not clean. They needed to talk and so they talked and they talked and talked. They used to be crazy, but now they were sane. They used to be crazy, now they were crazy, now they were sane. Now they were crazy, they were always crazy. They talked and they were crazy. Sylvia was crazy, she was crazy, she was crazy and she was clean. They talked and they were crazy and she was crazy they all were crazy. A lot of them were clean. A lot of them cleaned. They all cleaned and cleaned. They were crazy and they cleaned. Sylvia talked. She was clean and she was crazy.

Sylvia's husband was clean. He was clean in Sylvia's clean house. He was clean and she cleaned. She cleaned and she cleaned and he cleaned and he was clean. He was clean, but he didn't always clean and she cleaned and cleaned. Sylvia was crazy. She was crazy and she cleaned. He cleaned and she cleaned. Sylvia stayed in her clean house and cleaned. She wanted her husband to stay in her clean house and clean. She wanted him to just stay and just clean. He cleaned, but then he didn't clean. He didn't like to clean and clean, he was clean.

Sylvia's house was always clean. She was clean and her house stayed clean. Sylvia's house was clean for her it was clean. It was only clean for her. It was her clean house. Sylvia's house.

Inspired by Gertrude Stein.

 

::Next::

Not Enough Night
Not Enough Night
© 2012 Naropa University