Tricia Thibodeaux Baar


"I am a pilot in the Australian army.  You should be a model." 

Adamant:  noun.  very hard crystalline carbon
In the bar nearly everything is fiction.  Even the bartenders have pseudonyms.
Lucky.  Chance.
Hardly anyone overtly understands this; it’s the enchanted cottage meets looking for mr. goodbar.
Richard Gere walks in.  No, make 

that Hugh Jackman, whatever.  Huge…act.
Man.  Even comic books have a basis in reality.  Superman, the Nazi threat, the other.  Wolverine, Adamantium claws--
(adamantine clause):  the Greek word adamas means diamond.  The stone is not referred to, but corundum or some kind of hard steel

Anyway, I’m in town on business.  In and out, really.  I’d love to take you out for dinner.
Buy you the town. 

Adamant:  adjective.  Not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course; unsusceptible to persuasion.  “No, I don’t think so.  I really can’t.  A movie?  Sorry, no…
Has anyone ever told me…what?  Kim Basinger?  No…” (blushing)… “Really…”
Wonder Woman (feminista) had a dark
side, in her day.  Interesting,
that her creator also designed
the polygraph… 

It is an emblem of firmness
in resisting adversaries of the truth, and of hard-heartedness against the truth. 

In the ladies’ bathroom on any given weekend night
business cards, cocktail napkins, tiny folded slips of paper bear their givers’
names and numbers to the piss-soaked ground.  The ink from a lucky few has bled onto
the skin of its intendeds, where they will scrub a raw spot trying to remove it.
Or call. 

In OE., from confusion with L. adamare to love, be attached to, the word meant also magnet.  See Diamond.



Snow Meditation 4
By Nancy Dunaway