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Fire Language

(a poem by Ann K. Schwader — original at http://www.thepedestalmagazine.com/gallery.php?item=23416)

What kindled in that cave were names of things
like sparks from stars.

Tongues struck against a thought
again, & then again, as foxfire quickened
in mute amino acids where mutation
sang out as hands had not.

No innovation
of stick or stone or bone, but flame incarnate
from brains no longer solitary, silent
in their pale chambers.

Spiraling those walls
with verbs & nouns, identity & action
united by synaptic galaxies,
we wrote our labyrinth.

Defined our pattern
as ever outward, going forth on fire.

—after Charles Sandison’s video installation Chamber

Pecar

por Julian Neuer

to sin
     sin ti
(no go)
     no va
     no te vayas

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20-Sin_Titulo

to sin
     sin ti
(no go)
     sine qua non
     sin equa non
     sin equ anon
     anon ano n ano nano nan o nan onan
oh no

to sin
     sin ti
     sin sentido
     sin razón
     corazón
     lo siento
     no siento
     no cuento contigo

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40-Dame_de_tu_pecado

to sin
     sin ti
     sino
     síncope
     sin embargo
     síntesis
     tesis
     temer menos
     no tenerte

to sin
     sin ti
     no temas
     no temo
     no más
     sin metas
     sino mis metas
     no te metas
     no cuento contigo
     no más

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Poem by Julian Neuer. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

All images by Carlos Gabriel Morales Toro, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.