Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Elision Fields

Academic journal article Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Elision Fields

Article excerpt

before elapse to

total eclipse

flip elliptically back to

time elas

tic

within this granite solidity

a dance of parti

cle/wave be

tween being and

not

as in

quartet for a unifying

string theory or is it

music of the

spheres or their caco-

phony take

two, via particle

in oscillating

wave coun-

terpointing self to

that e-

lusive other

half

thesis antithesis

synthesis antithesis

syn/anti as

moebius strip

that all knowledge

be tentative

subject to revision

based on subsequent

percepts or discoveries proceed

how?

on correlation with

internal

predisposition? based

whither? a

gene in DN A wave

still tending

one's

portion of phenomena and

idiom, one's parsec

of earth lodestoning

one out of effluvia

medi tating

as egret

in the rippling eye

on the instant flicker

without blink eliding between percept

and dart emotion,

passion reticulate striate

the sinews passion

slights rebuffs striate

mountain wind

carved tectonically

reshuffled into avatar

striations,

magma-flown wind-blown,

time tracks, pétrifie

flows, systole diastole,

dialog of wind and

rock

planet ripples buckles slides

tecton plates spindrift, abut, mount, elide

stars luminesce, evanesce, coalesce,

lives loyalties that would

elide, selves abut

tectonically

grate, erupt, implode

to black hole

within

this life or bardo

as conduit to other

lives spins future,

past, as passage,

approaching

limit, never

arrives

but veers on

moebiusly

no clear

vision dogma

informing,

yet hold relativist sway

to random winds

at bay by

what, verisimilitude,

sense, or

a phenom enologic

persistence

he'd never

read but a

resonance of imagery to

the tuning

fork

within strings

without

as cloud transmuting to

wind drift as

self might perdure

adrift in permafrost

of change

[Author Affiliation]

Michael Zucaro writes about his experiences, memories, perceptions and readings. …

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