Set 14: The impossible lodge

1.
the impossible lodges itself in words
so that it may not seem so far off

2.
I go forth nowhere fluently

3.
I’m an imaginary man—aren’t you?

4.
mothers nourish malcontents too

5.
what you resist is your reward

6.
keep it new—keep it true

7.
about the only thing that I’ve found to complete a man
is conversation

8.
a dog’s trail is a human’s trial

9.
such a little thing—the barrier between

10.
the boy pursues what is not provided
and the man provides

11.
I can’t know it nor accept it—til I abandon it

12.
nothing lives in the living room

13.
left to my own devices—trampled by vices

14.
read books as you were the first or last man

15.
love is primary to intellect

16.
count a man’s wisdom by his number of friends

17.
power is always just beneath the surface

18.
I’ll arrive, likely
where others begat

19.
I wake to truth and waking lose it

20.
while my masters wait—I was born to truth late

21.
ethical at the bounds—
between an aesthetic mess

22.
my no is my yes

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