Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Act One, Scene Two



time to string along the endless chain forever endless chain
time to factor out the remarkable pi into the nowhere ever
time to pretend that an answer could answer what we can't even ask
time to run like deer through the thicket of trees
time to spy Artemis and die--torn apart by the hounds
time to change the viewer and the viewed
time to see it all anew

time to conjure mystic spastic revelations for the generations
time to get to know the hidden ones who are the one is, the what is
time to pull off those chains that yoke the sacrificial bull to the gallows
time for everywhere at once be nowhere at all and find yourself always
always
always
all ways
all ways
pull back the veil
when the gods come around

it is a different scene
one that is in between
one that is all around
above, below the ground
your hands are its extension
your tongue gives it expression
your eyes contort dimension
your life is its sensation
elation and negation
completion and deletion
it is a different scene
when you when i when they
when it comes around
goes around and around
come on down

dream of the sidewalks by the sea
dream of the sun shining sideways
dream of the shattering of forms beyond your reach
dream of this place and that place as the place
dream of the mask that is the face
dream of the moon that shines like you tonight
dream of something that cannot be stated
dream of impossible constructions
dream on
dream on

time to wake up dreamer time to wake up now
time to conjugate the corpses of your mind
time to rattle all those bones
time to shake until the dust abounds
time for costumes and makeup and lights
time to hit the heights
prometheus unbound
hang around
it could get interesting...

it is a different scene
one that is in between
one that is all around
above, below the ground
your hands are its extension
your tongue gives it expression
your eyes contort dimension
your life is its sensation
elation and negation
completion and deletion
it is a different scene
when you when i when they
when it comes around
goes around and around
come on down

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