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Mismatch the Unsaid

Mismatch the Unsaid

There is no real relationship between a word and what it represents – outside our minds, outside our desire to forge that relationship. Outside the web of communication between one mind and the next, beyond the catalog of accepted naming conventions, there is no natural connection, correspondence or exact match. It is, in a word, arbitrary, empty, functional. The word “dog,” for instance, tells us (rather, demonstrates) nothing, really, about the actually existing animal, and the actually existing animal exists…

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The Very Thought of You

The Very Thought of You

   The forms of why The reasons for pauses Ellipses of the body Stutter forth like breaking trains Art does know But then someone tries to say What and where Art knows without ever Belaboring the point If we explain we kill So movies about suicide Movies about making movies Shrink when they should see! Expand everything And keep quiet about it Normally, I’d write a longer, more traditional review, but the poem above will take its place, for the…

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