Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Binary of ‘In’ and ‘Out’

Is it strange that, shall we say, when the weather turns inclement,
we retreat “inside” to get “out of” it?
There’s a greater meaning here, I’m sure of it.
We come in to get out of the cold. We come in—and thus—out of the blizzard, et cetera.

Though when we must venture forth, we go out; we go into “it.”
And we are in “it,” even though we are now out.
Out, and now In “it.” Simultaneously.

Like, there is a strange and wonderful ubiquity and sameness,
in the interplay of these binary terms,
of these Ones and Zeros,
of in and out.

Which probably, then, means everything and nothing all at once.
But, irrespectively, “it” means something concrete.
Though what “it” is, exactly, remains, it would seem, regrettably intangible.

And so Meaning is only fixed, insomuch as the continuum on which it lies,
it is, in reality, a Möbius Strip,
rather than a linear time-line that terminates at two ends.
rather than |—–*———-|
You are here.

Or so it seems.

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Short Untitled ‘Poem’

It’s just a feeling,
that you have all the time in the world.
You don’t.
Never did.
It’s only just a feeling.

When the universe bats an eye,
you’re already forgotten.
Come and gone;
barely even a memory of,
a figment of an imagination.

You’re here;
you stay a spell;
and then you disappear.

No use crying about it.
There’s no time.
“All the time in the world,”
is just nonsense.
It’s bullshit.

It only something people say,
to reconcile the fact that:
a hill of beans,
doesn’t even really amount to,
a hill of beans.

And so you can take that,
for whatever it’s worth.
Or not.
It’s your time that you don’t have.
Should this be what you spend it on?

Short Story Accepted for Publication — Yes, you may now “w00t!!”

I was just notified by Grey Sparrow Journal that they liked my story “We Always Trust Each Other, Except For When We Don’t” enough to willfully publish it — very exciting news indeed!  It’ll be out October 1, 2010.

Part 2 of “Boxcars and Bomb Pops” will also be up shortly! (I promise)

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