Academic journal article Chicago Review

From A LITTLE USELESS GEOMETRY

Academic journal article Chicago Review

From A LITTLE USELESS GEOMETRY

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POINT

Beginning or end? Visible to the eye? the microscope? the myopic? So much for definition applied in public. Coiled up and withdrawn within itself, nevertheless a stronghold of vectors. I'd say a point's not meant to start a sentence, but no one's immune to anger, greed or, on the other hand, missiles solid in the sky. If a point of pain is reflected off a field of objects the painting constructs a surface of implacable geometry. Sometimes, however, reaching to the bones. It doesn't have to be lift-off, wing-tear, and steep fall. Every step lands us in ambiguities, how much more a hike across a desert, beyond fatigue or tightening in the chest. It's then I think therefore I am beside the point.

LINE

I dreamed of stroking a line, caressing its ambition as long as time itself. It flew off without a tangent. To protest the direction from left to right? Because the sun was suddenly blocked? My ruler not long enough? We're supposed to know our way, as if going somewhere, but not talk to ourselves. This brings us to the difficulties of existence and accepted theories. Not to mention childbirth. What if, fluent in frustration, I want to fall silent or out of season with the leaves, without leaving a track in the cloud-chamber? …

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