Thursday, May 14, 2009


Issue is an outflow. Askance is chagrined.
Postponement, imminence, pending, impending.

"Thinking 'til, 'til, 'til you turn a corner and..."

Noticing: "just the mere turning of the head
when something catches your attention," allowing
it to absorb you, even for a moment.

And someone understands Negative Capability
as the capacity to notice some particular thing
as an object
of consideration, of feeling, thought, even of language,
but without quite
evaluating or indexing it, without
quite tagging it with meaning-and-location so that
it accords with some inured pragmatics already
in place. Naming is OK, since it is
gratuitous; to make and use names is not
necessarily to affix meanings or constrain one's
self to the bind of a realist fantasy, nor
does it mean that what you notice is apart
from you forever and unreal, perforce your naming it.

Allowing THE ADVENTITIOUS as such. Full stop on that
for now.


Swirl it and the color will change,
the tone resolve into a desired via media.
We're young and yet we're
keeping track of the ways soft tissue
is already giving out, glitching,
pulling down and away from bone.

These're signs but they're also facts,
every particular source of worry and pain,
periodontal pockets, crow's feet, liver spots.

The Future Beneath Us

so that we can care
for it so it's not before
or beyond us because

we the people are and ought
to be foremost and top
most because even the idea

that time itself is ahead
or in front of us facing us
down is bothersome

unacceptable so that
future is tenable ground
proper object for our genius

our force and past can
be released skyward to
float and to be waved at

because if the future's
beneath us we can fuck
it missionary style

so that we can care for it
because we care for
what lies underneath our care

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