Thursday, September 3

two exercises:

one, reading history

two, living long enough
to see the cold outline
of what-it-is-underneath
curving through time

i suppose that i still
commend to you the former;
done widely enough it may encourage,
beyond the shallow enumeration of facts,
humility and epistemological caution
at least in some measure

the latter, perhaps it accumulates
as a kind of toxin in the system of any
organism with a long-term memory