Please include short answers in the lines provided. For Yes/No questions, circle the response you feel is most representative.
Would a mother bring a girl back to life, Y // N and how ______________________________________________________________ would a mother un-ghost a daughter, Y // N
and would it happen in a well—the one choiced and drawn and dug on a husband’s father’s father’s father’s stone-walled property, or the deep hollow found on a mother’s mother’s cousin’s mother’s sister’s saturated earth—where voices redouble but fail to surface from the fall, from the water-wash mirror?
______________________________________________________________ Who fails, the woman or the girl, ______________________________________________________________
and would a girl’s recovery be attempted with the pulley, the bucket and the rope measured overlong, the rope unwieldy, the rope fraying and chafing skin raw?
Y // N
Would the woman’s wrists burn and crack if she leveraged her weight against the well’s, hefted but hid her eyes from the darkened reflection?
Y // N Would she consider the endeavor clandestine? Y // N Would her arms feel weak from exertion or fear? ______________________________________________________________ What would the woman fear? ______________________________________________________________ Would she name the attempt, the impossible task, “kill and resurrect”? ______________________________________________________________
Would the un-ghosting of a girl succeed from the hanging wet rise suspension toward air afforded by the mother, her quaking arms, her sweating thighs, or not at all?
If returned, would a girl dry like a dress on a clothesline, drawn up from the saturated earth in the kind of birth her mother had wished?
______________________________________________________________ Would the mother wish? Y // N Would she tell? Y // N
Would she un-ghost a girl who remained and redoubled in her own discarded hollows, her saturated earth,
Y // N and how? ______________________________________________________________