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Day 28


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Before you read this

4/28/2021, Con/Jur/d

 

A bit late to be asking,

so near the end, and if you’re here,

you already know, but I’m in an

awkward situation, having recently

been challenged, on my priors, on

my futures, on my grasp of now. 

I admit, my line breaks are imp-

erfect, creating a custom dictionary,

of mostly broken words, and style

often rules over substance, of course

one must point out James Joyce

was also accused of the same faux-pas,

I’m in good company, (What does it say

when only the Chinese seem to have time

any more for the Old Pervert, who was always,

always being called up before the Hanging Judge.

Although, in his defense, and yes we’re moving faster,

faster, he didn’t blink, which for a man of his time and 

his temperament was rather astounding), although

it’s a good way to segue, into the point of this missive:

 

Before you read this, 

please read enough, 

so you find you forget 

most of it, unless 

asked for a

recommendation.

 

Read hetero and homo dox authors,

with an emphasis on outlaws, free-thinkers,

doers, and makers. Plenty of trash, as well as

speculative fiction, find genius in pornographers,

unless they’re also exploiters, if it becomes your 

kink, turn to reading matters financial, where you

might have a chance of making some money and 

find your predatory kin. Spiritual tomes are not

necessary, but indeed they will help, when 

asking for the way to the water closet

it helps if you understand the dialect

used for directions. At all costs

avoid the Hanging Judge,

and his barristers;

 

if brought before the bench,

the answer always is “I was

being-human.” in whatever

legalese necessary to get

across the message. I’ll

 

stop right here.

Although, there are 10’000 more, subclauses,

sets based on cinema, self-referential pointers,

time and place of birth and certain inner

and outer astronomical equations to consider,

if you’ve made it here, as my teachers 

said in the past “There must be a reason.”

 

I’ll summarize the local time-space laws 

as best I can: 

1Words have consequences

  1. Never the ones you expect

  2. There are no guarantees

  3. You chose to read this far

  4. You always refers to you

  5. Me also refers to you

 

And finally, when someone asks, “What are you Reading?”

The answer regardless of provenance or terroir

should be, without provocation,

“Poetry.”

 

 

thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

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