Tuesday, September 29

The Sound of Somewhere

An American, entirely clear in spirit,
scattering paradigms as he went,
discussed the future as though it had
already happened, and perhaps it had.

Famous caricatures, not in addition to
but instead of a nation’s long (but not
too long) history, leaping ahead to what
had not at that time been imagined.

Speaking of “subthreshold neural flutters”
as he was, brought shivers to the spine,
and yet some thought his way with
adjectives far from sublime.

[Incorporating phrases by Shinsei and Sven Birkerts]