Field notes: on freedom

November. Three of us are searching a farmer's field that borders a small swamp. After the autumn harvest, the ground can sometimes offer up an unplanned second crop: bits of quartzite, chert, rhyolite. These are the arrowheads and projectile points of native peoples who hunted here thousands of years earlier.

We come across a steel trap in the low weeds. It grips an opossum.

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June 28, 1999

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