· do you suppose a cell exalts in its division?
and that it’s splitting is mixed with trauma?
divided trauma like a war?
or a trauma like a birthing?
does it know itself once divided?
and do we suppose our experience is rooted in ourselves and selves-aware?
shovel chemicals into my bag of chemicals
we watch the little volcano bubble over
marvelous when we are new
and accelerated into the exponential mundane
settling into a messy nothing anything
comfort in the mussy status quo
be thankful for new pains
they are life’s seasoning
the flavors of the world
mark the boundaries
such is our mundane comfort
i slosh around in my skin thin bag
when i stop i stop in a cascade of sloshing
and going swoons the same
is the force to keep our sameity
are we the fish?
or the bowl?
or the hands that move the whole?
any case for all we care to hold
death and loss and shame all dance
singing in a circle
Semiotics is concerned with everything that can be taken as a sign. A sign is everything which can be taken as significantly substituting for something else… Thus semiotics is in principle the discipline studying everything which can be used in order to lie. If something cannot be used to tell a lie, conversely, it cannot be used to tell the truth: it cannot in fact be used “to tell” at all.
- Umberto Eco