Archives for the month of: September, 2009

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This is the arch that Kelly built.

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This is the kiln form, on loan from a friend

that holds up the walls til the keystone is in

it sits up on wedges, to drop and be pulled

as the test of the arch that Kelly built.

This is the nice triple layer of brick

on top of the cinderblocks,  heavy and thick

with firebrick on top and low temp bricks beneath

and a sheet of aluminum foil in between

it’s the floor for the arch that Kelly built.3floors

sortedbricksThis is the trailer where Kelly lined bricks

in their rows of 2000’s, 23s and 26

the three kinds of arch bricks, in rows new and used

while the slab of cement had a chance to firm up

as the base of the arch that Kelly built.

This is the grandma at ninety and four

with a Michigan license who rode to the store

and rented the mixer

for pouring the slab

as the base for the arch that Kelly built.grandma

This is the hole that was dug for the slab

for the base of the arch that Kelly builtthehole

clearingThis is the clearing up north by the lake

by the cottage of parents

who said it was great

 as the spot for the arch that Kelly built.

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