Doing time together

by Kelvin Smith

Sentences expose the tense undersides: the viscera that may be dislocated or melded by the surface lexical patterns. Tone and time and modal angularity determine how a sentence reads, how it relates to others in the vicinity, and how constructed discourse laces up. Proposing discrete meanings for single sentences validates frenzied metaphysical cries or epitaphs, brings on the death of sense and a language of faith not reason.