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Monday, December 6, 2010


"Who was ready for the immediate mutation of the human species into half-flesh/half-code?"                                                              — Arthur and Marilouise Kroker

in your ears the sounds
of another century
recorded in another
framing your walk
down a busy city street

past a market with a fruit
stand out onto the sidewalk,
under a roof
over the sidewalk
to protect pedestrians
during construction

bumping into people
saying "sorry"
and sensing only
the slightest echo
of your word in the
bones of your jaw and

Reader — give no significance
to the connotation
of the word "sorry"
it is just what
she said

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