Chalk-marks pockmarked the space designated
for protest, but solely as abstraction
-against to, for am, no identity
submerg’d, no self spurned; complain for decide,
no call for ingress but its antithesis.
Hexstatic dogma of the intransitive!
I enjoy the sans objectif from time
to time, of course; but we must go somewhere,
sometime. Leave skeevy I.D. politics
with your priv’lege. Check them in by the door
to Suburban Station, or proscenium arch
or whatever that is.
“Whatever. Being neurotic seemed to be a kind of wild card, an all-purpose explanation.”
—Renata Adler, Speedboat
With a harbor view, a teataster samples from cups spread upon a table in Baltimore, Maryland, September 1964.
Photograph by Bates Littlehales, National Geographic
Does this job still exist?
A man moves through time. It means nothing except that, like a harpoon, once thrown he will arrive.Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson