Thursday, July 28, 2011

#226 Faraway Looks

Drained of context,
of creative market
mechanisms &
public policy, the
interior surface of
the shell is contoured.
Perhaps an actor sits
there knitting. The
mechanical, despite
its notion of longevity,
is just the biological
on a shorter rope—
banality was never
intended for posterity.
History is historical
romance, politics is
science fiction, to
quote Foucault. Work-
place romance
is a local construct.


Gwilym Williams said...

'politics is science fiction' - yes I was just watching a film about nazi eugenics as if to prove the point

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Richard said...

But politics is also politics.

But these are great poems - a great series. Very inventive.