Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chirality - Rae Armantrout

Rae Armantrout

If I didn't need
to do anything,
would I?

Would I oscillate
in two
or three dimensions?

Would I summon
a beholder

and change chirality
for "him?"

A massless particle
passes through the void
with no resistance.

Ask what it means
to pass through the void.

Ask how it differs
from not passing.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Maybe the miniscule city in the grass is a character. The idea that it may be vacant, as is the campus, which is not a college campus at all, but rather for something else, something State-sponsored. A break from electronics--the internet is down. No TV, no phones. Where is he and why are none of his peers there?  (He realizes his unique position; uses it to explore; has no peers.) The unsettling silence is not that but a comfort, and who knew?