At last night's photography lecture, I drifted, heard shudder for shutter, clicked my eyes and could see us grasping after mystery in the dark. There's a moment in photography when you let the subject go, the shutter closes and you know only what you knew before it blinked. What we catch on film, we get by accident, yet it remains and is not less real for what we didn't see, and may be more, quickened as it is, into history without us. After all, who are we in the dark? When we let each other go from pleasure's gestures into the small apocalypse of orgasm, the shutter's glimpse which is not vision, but unseeing sense. -Marta Ferguson Published in the 2012 Alligator Juniper issue.