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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Existence is the Crime Against the Existing

What is and is and is and is and is,
Oh, in my rage at No One to address, I cry out: Intelligence,
(For mind is implicit in it all),
Give over, it is enough, let existence subside,
All this that words point to meaninglessly like vanes jerked in the wind,
Sea, land, sun, consciousness, the universe, most meaningless word of all (the fantastical converting into one),
I cry out for us all, Desist, give again the void, the one word that means everything.

(from ‘Mother’)

Hayden Carruth, 1921-2008

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