L 7 1/2” (19 cm)
Often foot-found. Highly variable four-year avatar with incomplete ponti.
(Not to be confused with Person Of No Tactical Importance.) Adults
west of Squaw Island arrive without index after first frost. “Westers”
paler than cerulean grid morphs. Subspecies on Unqua Point, P. a.
gilbroughmens, is manholed. Third-winter avatars,
striking in their breeding dermatoform, terrace gazebo
plinths. Compare also to third-winter Hermit Avatar. Second-winterers’
ears are steepled, forested. Reverse knees mucked before afterglow. First-winter
avatars uniformly draw water, poverty, cloud, death. Song
is a single, buzzy overtone delivered from refuse, headstones, or in high-hovering
above oars. White morphs may ventriloquize. Calls include
a dry flicking of the thumb. Range: Subdial.
Faintly atop domes, towers.
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
A BUZZY OVERTONE AND A DRY FLICKING OF THE THUMB?
A. You are a good swimmer, vole, a better Minoan than he who opens the
hardware store at dawn. How the night comes to this. Your cold body velodrome.
B. What the palinode retracts flowers the orchard. A wiffleball curves
toward the bay. Harbor meerschaum, harbor lust.
C. Religion came down the bird’s-eye view. Came down the flashing.
The bluestone. My pock-marked knee. I reach in deep for the idle adjustment.
Honey, we’re out of beer.
D. In your model (mono), dispersal is phenotypic and clonal. In my model
(nucleosis), the strike zone is just above the sea.
ALTHOUGH PROGRAMMERS CONFUSED THE BIRD FOR THEIR EARLIER __________,
THE WIND GESTURED AS IF NO PRINT HAD LEFT THE SAND.
A. asceticism, and the uncanny ability to locate a nearby parts car (1951
Studebaker) thereby compensating for the loss of autumn beneath their
C. model of the poem, a decoy touched to transom raising hunters from
D. lookout, a buoyant perusal maintaining jeans were dungarees whether
one worked packing bullet-proof vests for the conflagrants of a former
proxy or lugged blocks of granite for the local quarry