left to right
a hypnotizing notion
red, white, amber fading
breath stands still
as they pass
with metal sill
Pink petals. *
* Float freely, *
* Sit softly,
* . . * . . Look lovely * . . .* . .
“I” is a symbol
a visible stretching of pigment light or ink across a medium
standing as a thought
“I” is somehow ironic as it stands for who i am
but who am i ?
If “I” is ink stretched across medium
written by this hand
it being “I” is supposed to stand
for i actually
when i am not there
inside the skull where magic and symbol collide
where I really reside
but “I” must stand
for me when i
cannot be there.
i float in white space like a stick in the air
“I” floats next to i in compare
the man can paint and love and sing
but the stick is dull and just is…
so is i to “I” as ink stretched
“I” implies only-ness
i surrounded by so much White space
White space serving not to interpret
but to divide what exists in ink
stretched across medium from that which
there is not
a symbol standing for me
back to the beginning
and that’s not what I mean to do
i wants to be more than something
stretched so thoroughly thin
i wants to feel felt
i wants to be more than thin
a line is a polarly connected series of infinitely
small points so
. . . . . .
: i :
. . . . . .
remains so thin and surrounded by White space
i has to change from this series
of polarly connected points because
if we have a million infinitely small
dots stretched standing end to end
shoulder to shoulder
i is still
how small is a point?
so a line is a small thing really
or made of smallish things
so a line though it divide oddly
is still almost nothing is it not?
so i is really almost nothing
nothing surrounded by a sea of White space
so what would change “I” into something richer?
what would morph i from singularity of
only-ness in series to something less thin?
what would overcome enhance inflate the
one-liness of “I” into an acceptable form of i ?
place another i next to i and it can become we
“II” is DOUBLE negation of vicious White space
to gently press i to i is to create
and infinitely more satisfying elimination
of the insidious white by the union
of two to too become much more
than i and i was/were before.
when i becomes we is to grasp in some measure
freedom to be love share trust depend feel taste give and yes get
ii = we
A hurricane of synergy in comparison to “I” or i
and so much more than a series of polarly
connected infinitely small points
Written for Ying.
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