Friday 16 December 2011

Is this becoming personal?

Alice I remember how
we are not dancing together
and you worked too many hours
to have him talk over you like that —

Meaning suffering with
meaning it does not relate to the other as such
here in the cloud hall
could we listen to something a little less abstract?

The littlest birds leave
just enough room for six dancers
rescued by strangers and how many
lost decades.
To be the object of an action, be acted upon, be passive. Now rare.
We became interested in the use of chance in the 1950s,

built a Monte Carlo model of decay hypothecated
and re-hypothecated and broke the bank you’re hiding.
We cannot put this on paper.
It’s safe to come out now no one’s here.