Working Outside

Marfa, Texas is a small desert town known as an oasis of the arts. It was the filming location of James Dean’s final film, Giant, and figures prominantly in the Ed Graczyk play and Robert Altman film, Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. It’s also the home of a U.F.O. phenomenon, The Marfa Lights. Marfa poet, Daryl Scroggins,  whom Third Wednesday has featured a number of times, now has produced a U.L.O. (Unidentified Literary Object).  Is it a poem, a prose poem, a bit flash fiction? Does it matter how we label it?  What Daryl does give us is a glimpse into the mind of an adolescent boy – a strange and dangerous place.