vi - exalting its division

 

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·      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?

                                                        self-wary

                                  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 

             survival

             and maintenance

such is our mundane comfort

 

                                           crawling

i slosh around in my skin thin bag 

                                            when i stop i stop in a cascade of sloshing  

                       and going swoons the same 

                          resistance 

                          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 

 

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weekly quote

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” as all.

- Umberto Eco

 
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