October 16, 2008

no matter

is this right then       we put

all our ducks in a row       all

our ducks of the under-word       all made

of quarks       which are or are

not matter but certainly are not

meaning       though the ducks

mean       as we line

the ducks up they make

a surface       a surface of

water       surface and water that

are not do not matter but

do mean       the matter then

cannot mean       the meaning is

nothing       but we keep

on lining up the ducks       beneath

the surface of water

is depth the more ducks the more

depth       and dark       and

murk       all of which is no

matter       no matter       not matter       but is

dark murk and deep       story

layered upon story       stories without

matter but with meaning       how

is it possible to live like

this       to make stories that

mean       but are no matter

—Joel Chace
Previously published in Ducky

Posted by dwaber at October 16, 2008 05:20 PM