THE FIELD GUIDE TO THE BODY
Movement: So that, every gesture must be accounted
for. The world all around becomes
unique with longing
a truck passess
a building is red
these things define themselves
I am not the only one; each person
is born with a certain blindness,
an incapability to describe the interior.
She tells him if there were no categories
this looking would be impossible.
She tells him, the only category for him
Story: So that, this is a body that know itself
having no alternative reference.
Movement 2: So that, motion is not merely
something in the abstract.
For example, a boy rollerblading
down the street on crutches and one leg.
Speech: So that, there is a shower from within.
Water comes out like a thousand tiny
snowflakes of unknowing.
Unlike others, my weaknesses are on
The hurry and delay: So that, this going nowhere fast gets
to me. And I get to it.
The Body as Rewritten So that, the shadow crosses the street.
in the Form of a Museum Piece: The shadow walks the beach,
its figure moves laboriously blanketed
by a series of LED lights: the movement
is, at once, distorted and beautiful.
After all, aren't we all damaged