Revelation comes in a cardboard box, delight in a gasp.
Until you have sussed out security, there's no point
crossing the line. It's a
rundown outpost. It's a
that's never asleep. Short
of tearing up milestones, a
single malt's all there is to pass the time. Is there a
rush? An expedition that
warrants quite such a blitz
on the source? It's a
dizzy resolution; a whisper out
of nowhere. Some even dare
to think the reinvention
of chance, but proper answers don't arrive in offcuts.
Whatever happens, be sure the past's ongoing. Look
out Galileo; Darwin beware.
A love-hate relationship
isn't all that keeps us sweet.
In every pore there's a
committee for hotchpotch.
Every gene you can think
of wants its rough night out on the tiles. Menagerie
management's all about agnostic speculation inside the
pantheon of a squad of gods.
So. Steal away
of ill repute. Try making
a trifle of ... making it up,
as you go along. Bubbles
won't take you to the top.
A red-hot, new trend in exhibitions? Nowhere
near it. Names haven't
always weighed heavily
on our thinking. The
visual layout has much
in common with bulldozing attitudes to thermal
gain. We can't help asking
priests to intervene,
when there's no earthly need to ask questions.
A fleshed out format speaks volumes and candle
power leaves us feeling brighter, less alone. If
the proposition identity is indivisible remains a
stumbling block, then desert skies are bound to
bang on about facing east.
Patterns come and
go, but what else could we expect? Vestments
offer little in the way of transformation: one's
existence in the public consciousness, fabulous
or otherwise, depends entirely on quick change.
Energy leaks away from animated colour, even
faster than from deathly, so squandering light,
residual or otherwise, just adds a minus to our
sum: we can't, I suppose, have it all? To say
who we're not and why kills all the allegations.
Gaudy and gauzy, ghostly and whole, that's us.
It's ordinary, everyday insomnia, the kind that
runs aground at the hint of weather. Night's a
redundant geometry, a vessel tracking home to
a drizzle of wings. If
edges do slip away, the
cliff's still manageable.
Even when it doesn't
quite change its story.
Where I'm from, is a
Yes, I've weighed up
the need, the regular refits, but things won't
do when a beach is empty, no-one manning the
winch. Waves slant in and
thoughts slant out.
Everything now is long on discourse, short on
acquisition, real acquisition, and what's that all
about? A silver speck for
a plane, look at it,
trailing sky. No sound,
and no acclamation;
a near myth (here on the soundtrack) heading
back to base. Intelligent
mapwork, a deviant
sign? Remember, the terms
we are coming to
are nicely raised.
Devotion could use a sleep.
ONLY FOR KEEPS
Afterwards, so it happened, he put away books
and bookish things to strike a pose. Truth, the
troublesome spirit, preyed on whoever came by.
It was possible he actually called it up; next to
doing worse, there was always the feeling better.
Observable phenomena? The
high street seemed
exactly right: reduced to traditional packets and
jars. None of those prettified
marvels of doubt.
Inflammation, indeed, a final critique. But don't
wait up, consumers that hear the lark aren't for
killing the goose. They're
up, and running. As
a means to a certain, conceptual end: factotums,
jacks of the pack. But,
which of us got to hear
the last? Who'd thought of
granting that wish?
It was so much fairground excitement. Not real
abandon, loss of some wondrous, decisive illogic.
I threw up parties in the shadow of a warehouse.
No unthinkable reason, but he couldn't read why.
Belief's a retrospective application; I liked a deal
well struck. Bel
canto. Wordless like his
© Peter Dent