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Dropped Packets

Joshua Stone
[malgwash@earthlink.net]

V 0.1 (pre-alpha)

they say it's like a big brain
the network
how binary, like morse code
tapped out faster than the speed of visible light
with tiny fingers of sand
can hop from one dimension to another
here a porno clip
there a thanka
of non duality

how does one make love
to the universe?
spilling seeds into space
and dotting the stars with voice
from a babbling throat
seeking its first words
to hear and be heard

There is no concept that can define
the condition of "what is"
what is dropped and re-sent
at the sleepy call of collision lights
love's lost journey
on the wings of a satellite
showered on deaf dunes
sweet voice spilled into the dark
a message unheard
passes quiet through the night
V 0.2 (alpha, harmonic with phase collision)

they say it's like your neurons
the nodes that make the internet
how binary, like Morse code
tapped faster than the speed of light
tiny fingers of sand
alight dimensionalities
a porno clip with razor blades
a thanka of non duality

when making love to the universe
spilling seeds into space and time
dot the stars with a restless voice
distress the stars with the babbling voice
correct the stars with the Maker's voice
then quietly go to screensaver mode

There is no concept that can define
the condition of "what is"
what is dropped and re-sent
at the sleepy call of collision lights
love's lost journey
on the wings of a satellite
showered on deaf dunes
sweet voice spilled into the dark
a message unheard
passes quiet through the night




Poem (Poems?) © 2000 Joshua Stone, all rights reserved
 appears here by permission


EDITORS NOTE: It may not have been the author's intent to pair these two version. I, however, find that it works. Even though I have no idea what "thanka" means. -- K.L.


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