on this blog, where, my utterances are fairly instant (the ums invisible though).
i turned the computer on; as i secretly suspected there was a wireless connection waiting.
with plastic credit, the world is waiting. thereby immediacy is on my side.
………………………………………(the computer is capitalism!)
peter asked a question about resistance: movements or generations are often defined by their
‘resistance’. resistance to certain societal norms, that as always have a reach,
a creep into poetic / artistic expression? keri hands the microphone to me.
i simply don’t have an answer. nick placed us as opposing capitalism,
& that’s fair enough. i’m still a little struck with the silliness of being placed
: up there as a generation, or even as a group of people.
other people then want to relate to you as a ‘group’,
with somewhat similar tendencies & motives & methods.
kate asked about ‘what we’re writing about’ & wow i didn’t want
there’s the counter-thrust &/or parry. too combative? um,
yeah. but i can’t say too much. speaking is riddled with despair.
i do like being kept alive by re-arranging data, plucking stuff,
setting a pattern, making it age in new ways, & it’s probably
most ethically sound to be uncertain. a valid springboard position.
an old trampoline of paradox kept out back, next to the shed
where petrol smells always inhere, regardless of your attempts.