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Digits 4/4/2019

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(Cueva de las Manos Painting 7’300 BCE, Santa Cruz, Argentina)


Do you remember

when we were talking

The Fall from Grace

the concreteness of Analog

the liminal liquidity of Digital

unencumbered by physics

an entire civilization moving

into the imaginal


As the fire burned

beneath incense and resin

smell of wet stone

acrid paints the tang of sweat

the oxygen rich sweetness

and the funk of loam

our family gathered

arm in arm

breath enfolding breath


And we were still basking

in the afterimage of the Break

The resulting Flash when the One

became The Many under the weight

of language and the utility of opposable

thumbs and I grabbed the bone-pipe

and said ‘I need a little light’


You let go my hand

and reached for a single spark

floating away from everything

and I saw your hand in profile

reaching for Matter

returning to its source?


Yeah, its like that.




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I like the fluidity of the poem, dr_con. It just went smoothly from the opening, inviting the reader to join a private chat. I like the imagery of "a single spark/floating away from everything".

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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"funk of loam"

Will never leave my mind. 😉


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