LEMMA

2016

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PERSONAL DICTIONARY

lem · ma

assumed definitions—

unproven theorem of proof.

 

taking annotations,

making them mine.

 

 

 

ten · sion

stretching with strain—

points of tightness and pressure, caught in

equilibrium.

 

physical stresses—

anxiety and force,

minds fraught amongst fixed positions.

 

 

in · between · ness

spaces often overlooked—

times passing through,

translation of a medium.

 

sitting in between chairs—

not at home anywhere,

entangled here and there.

 

 

trans · lation

moving media—

displaced minds and memories,

carrying meaning across customs and cultures.

 

split personalities,

learning something, to leave it behind.

 

 

lan · guage

being human—

twisting expression.

communicating between conventions and structures.

 

of taking things,

converting objects

forcing them into our world.

 

 

ob · ject

target—

atoms to mass,

felt and seen.

 

throwing in the way, of the mind.

lost in speech,

in melancholia.

 

 

sub · ject

you (and me)

underthrowing obedience.

 

 

 

self

ego, mind, spirit—

object’s subjects,

essentialness,

tangible nothingness.

 

Mrs. Ramsey’s wedge-shaped,

core of darkness.

 

 

ego

metaphysical i.

reaching for black matter—

beyond vanity.

 

 

bod · y

mortal coil—

organizing structures

around a vacuum.

 

amassing corpses.

 

 

 

mind

thought cauldron,

remembrance of a past.

 

warning spirit,

insanity

and mania.

 

 

 

spir · it

force, your breathing soul.

 

 

 

noth · ing · ness

void—

thought divides action.

 

blank dormancy.

 

converging insignificant space,

with valueless time.

 

an · y · where

in,

at,

to here.

 

near,

close,

by me.

 

 

no · where

antonym any-

where.

 

a hidden twin

or sister.

 


be · ing

fundamental existence.

 

singularity.

the loneliness of

(celestial or gravitational)

infinity.

 

 


rem · nant

rejected remainders—

 

trapped,

silver disillusionment.

 

 


frag · ment

further breaking

incomplete realities.

 

divorcing X,

eternally linked origins.

 

 


rup · ture

torridly,

tearing tissue.

 

night

of the long knives.

1934.

 

 


whis · per

transmuting stillness.

 

steel whistling—

stabbing sensual sharpness.

 

 


ru · mor

spinning circles,

chartreuse doubt.

 

questioning truthful authority,

for pain

and snickering.

 

 


trans · for · ma · tion
insertion,
deletion,
permutation.

 

Samsa’s torment—

deep, (surface) structures.

 

 


stand · still

stillstand­

screeching glaciers to a halt,

lights stop flickering.

 

motionless.

 

complete calm-

emergency.

 

 


save

act of rescue,

except sin.

 

 


leave

remain,

in awayness.

 

breaking your heart,

without looking back.

 

 


write

formalizing beliefs.

marking life,

eternally.

 


wait
sit silently,

observe patience,

pace with preoccupation.

 

time

by external forces.

 

 

 

word

human sound—

Kharon’s charge.

 

sense all things,

murdering objects.

 

 

 

silence

politics of sound: noise abstained.

 

muted thoughts,

lost in the labyrinth.

 

respect,

for gunshots,

and death.


 

 

wor · ry

worn anxiety.

 

teeth snap,

wearily strangling,

harass (your) intellect.

 

 

sor · row

guilt of grieving—

 

maroon colored remorse,

distressed worry.

 

 

 

pain

screeching tear,

reverse entropy.

 

fearing penalty.

 

the ache in the wrist in February.

 

 

grief

alarming breakers—

 

graves marking vexation.

indigo waves crawling up from under the sea.

 

 

 

pa · tience

suffering,

endlessly deferred.

 

tolerating silence—

blood seeping into concrete.

 

 

 

pass

departing death

lost in purgatory.

 

interpunct of living,

the aftermath of entanglement.

 

 

mourn

veiled memories.

 

monopole of darkness,

mindless inertness.

 

seven years of waking sorely,

no dent in our pillows.

 

 

 

fear

simultaneous debunking inspiration.

 

impossibility of answers,

force of a vacuum.

 

 

 

hurt

tar wounds—

 

see (striking, endless) pain.

 

bombs at Ludwig-Maximilian-University,

reminders in a brick wall.

 

 

 

loathe

antonym to love.

 

also: uniting fission, hostile sorrow.

 

a dark energy,

10120 x stronger than (astrologically) observed.