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anchor’s away!

I want her to throw away the anchor.
She wants me to go overboard with it.

-zumwalt (1991)

the analysis of falling

the analysis of falling

when going down it pays to plan ahead
and calculate the moment of impact if there is going to be one at all.

It is not so good to remember how it started
or to speculate on how to stop.

the best thing to do is enjoy it.
and if you can’t enjoy it, make notes.

-zumwalt (1991)

At 11

At 11

CAPTURE TRUTH
answer broadly cast will
ignore
and you will miss

EXAMINE TRUTH
highlights at eleven
lesson in decision
promotion and volition
exception and invention

ARRANGE TRUTH
broadcast and ignore
answer and miss
ask and choose
seek and send

ALTER TRUTH
answer and you will broadcast lesson and invention
ignore and you will miss promotion at eleven
ask and you will bend exception and volition
seek and you will choose highlights in decision

SEDATE TRUTH
ask and seek
ignore answer

BURY TRUTH
broadcast

-zumwalt 1998

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