if an apple falls from a tree with leaves
if a tree falls in a forest that’s been defoliated
if sputnik crashes unceremoniously to the sea
(if nothing is plumb
then nothing will be plumb
then what will being plumb be?)
hindsight & midday. to a noonery, esau, I’ll take the culpa
no signs where the seams meet,
no schism in the joints of the sentence.
sting like a bee, I say
masquerade as, define as,
only contain what the outside world needs to know:
that is why he
is said to be anonymous on his way
ere long, evening
(the difference engine)
will begin being binary
dots & bits, will braille
(as a curved arrow on a road sign)
& I will be threatening
to change planets.
my mom is a sphere.
Original appearance in XConnect.