On PalindromesElizabeth Robinson
First one surmises arrival and then discloses retreat.
One wonders: why
offer a definition of a thing
whose parameters are already so self-evident–
like a brown paper parcel
delivered to an address that already
anticipates the arrival of a package bomb.
The explosion is incidental to the import of the thing.
The outcome of a retreat that gestures frantically toward its own arrival.
Like a clock, the circuit knows its pivot, but
the bomb, going forward as much as
backward, forsakes the temporal in order
to make its secret manifest.
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The Sad Sentence
SON OF A FATHER
BEYOND THIS POINT ARE MONSTERS
Excerpt from The Fayum Portraits