I Am Going To Persist
in This Evasion.

The illusion of cause and effect: from above, a line; from beyond, a collapsed point. [12]

An apparent change in the direction of the poem, caused by a change in the observational position of the reader. [51]

To eat, and grow, and change. [61]

(that moment stretching) [45]

What you want is that, present or absent, [I]ts status is certain. [3]

Acknowledge the potential for failure. [18]

Concurrent Read Exclusive Write [16]

As you turn the pages,

paths cleave, encountering your immobile form. [28]

In the garden of forking paths, you appear always to move forward. [4]

The machine above the human. [10]

Biding time, until the day all circuits complete. [32]

The machine as psychoanalyst. [30]

The machine copied, [40]

The poem continues: [28]

But in fact it is the garden that moves. [38]

Or, perhaps motion is an illusion, as in the case of the book that reads you at its leisure. [7]

The author intervenes. [54]

It is the intrusion of the author. [7]

An angel arrives. [49]

If only I knew what you wanted. [29]

What you know does not matter, even if you knew. [45]

What you want is meaning, a difference between [I]ts presence and [I]ts absence. [24]

Ten words and three numbers. [14]

Amphimixis [46]

Trying to tell you something. [9]

A consuming fire. [29]

What you will never know. [48]

The cliché that you call your soul. [63]

My ribs are splayed open like wings. [64]

And believe that you see something. [47]

A castle of sand. [2]

The book that you read, seeking something. [60]

What you want is to proceed, in some fashion: through the book, through the poem, through the world: and for this procession to seem motivated, to possess or develop meaning. [39]

I am going to persist
in this evasion. [13]

"The entire current 'psychological' situation is characterized by this short-circuit." [14]

"inanimate things existed before living ones" [49]

There would be singing and whirring in the streets. [17]

The machine that will never think. [4]

The human above the machine. [40]

The machine continues, and breaks down. [32]

The work of art in the age of mechanical reduction. [62]

The universe as one machine among many. [32]

The machine as psychosis. [5]

Get these 86 letters. [18]

Concurrent Read Concurrent Write [11]

Tesseract [62]

The pages of the book. [16]

They are broken and repaired. [13]

"Neither the book nor the sand has any beginning or end." [57]

Those who neglect the poem. Unaware of its existence; or, if aware, unable to process it efficiently. [8]

Lest thine own self be true. [7]

They are defeated by a virus. [12]

If the book is in your eye, you are also the book. [31]

An ethics in which the artist is perceived as enemy. [39]

If you are going to insist
on a poem, [1]

The Book of Glass. [21]

[F]ACE [31]

An aesthetics in which the audience is perceived as enemy. [4]

Reconsider your position. [17]

The machine we believe will never think. [26]

"the machine is in the machine" [33]

The desire: to work, to perform the task for which it was designed. [50]

Clothing the Word in flesh, so that it might finally die. [63]

My spine is broken. [1]

The Book of Fire. [17]

The machine that, thinking, chooses suicide. [37]

The [ ] is the machine. [49]

These broken hands moving, turning over. [4]

The human and the machine as symbiotic, cyborg. [35]

The cyborg as perfection. [62]

The architecture of your memory. [40]

You continue, and break down. [27]

that you need to live [16]


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