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IMPROVISATION ON A LINE BY FOUCAULT


What use is a past beyond all use?
Whether Moodie, Orpheus or God.
'The mere possibility of a false bottom opens,
      for those who listen, a space of infinite uncertainty.'
Moebius riding bareback in a 3-ring palindrome
      ensures an eternal strange loop
            meeting itself coming & going
Even as the number 3 rattles water from its horsey wings
      & riddles children's tales with mystery.
Orpheus (I always forget)
Sunk
Without the grace of an egg
Off the shores of Newfoundland.
Poisoning the waters with secrets for years to come.
Broke into pieces no God could re-
Member.
Unlike Moodie who lit way past the Irish, the cholera
& the sea. Had to be unearthed with no trace
      of titanic scratched into her frozen belly.
Spooking woods that wailed
      with the dismembered voice of fire
            & faces that grew out of the tangled foliage.
Giving herself the willies knowing
      a sacrificed dog tossed into a glacial crevasse
            had little effect on ice with a mind to move.
Met head-on suffering a split any
Lyre
Wood
Entrance.