21 May 2009

when we are lost

When we are lost what image tells?\Nothing resembles nothing. Yet nothing\Is not blank. It is configured Hell:\Of noticed clocks on winter afternoons, malignant stars,\Demanding furniture. All unrelated\And with air between.\The terror. Is it of Space, of Time?\Or the joined trickery of both conceptions?\To the lost, transfixed among the self-inflicted ruins,\All that is non-air (if this indeed is not deception)\Is agony immobilized. While Time,\The endless idiot, runs screaming round the world. 
-Carson McCullers

I graduated last weekend, to some degree. And this evening I stumbled around in space, collecting the fallen branches of the cottonwood trees in my empty pockets. 

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