Quapaw, OK, 5/11

by Joshua Cohen

Imaginary Oklahoma is an ongoing project in which some of today’s most important and influential writers combine with artists to provide a fictional take on this place we call home. Through a wide variety of voices, styles and literary devices, these works prove that “Oklahoma” is much more than a place, it’s an idea.

Stand in the sun in a parking lot as if to make an antique photo. Daily the sun shines your shadow, your negative, onto the asphalt. Where it makes no impression. Stand atop this pave for a year and you’d make no impression.
Oklahoma is not sensitive.