The subject does not want the situation to be
annihilated. It will sacrifice its concept to it.
…….– Alain Badiou
Somewhere between my body
and the page a truth is born;
situated here or abroad,
the unfathomed guest resolves itself to a point.
Both universal and concrete,
the thing emerges, abstractly
suffering the consequences of the void:
a terrible fate for such a comic wonder as a smile.
Yet, do not mistake the subject for a fool,
she’s no riddler of the snow;
the condition of her truth bestows
only a validity of mercy for one who truly knows and loves.
The guardians of culture are now sequestered,
requiring ten years of grueling study: geometry’s
constancy forging mind aligned with time,
till it knows the difference between the logic of a democrat and a toad.
– Steven Craig Hickman ©2015 Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author is strictly prohibited.