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Tom Beckett

 
NOTES TO SELF

Compressions
Stagger wazoo exaggerations

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You (I)
Substitute your (my)
Hypotheses for
Mine (yours)

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I want to get to know you
You are nowhere to be found

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I can’t hear you

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Vocalize a picture

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When I
Was you

I wouldn’t 

Have talked
To me

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When you
Were me

I saw
Someone else

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Look at me, damn it
I’m beside myself

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It’s the things
One forgets about
(tante cose)

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Everything between

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performs perfumes
                                   of
our
my    aspect

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Dichtung  hammer stammering

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The flower
Is present

In the fruit
(contra Hegel)

My shadow
Precedes me

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I’m not
Enough of
Any thing
To be

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Noise and weeds
In an expanding
Field encroach on
The Pronoun Forest

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Wiggle room
Is where

I           we
Things live

In and out
Of loopholes

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Are things
Continua or
Just Gods

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Apparitions (appearances) disappear

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Repetition isn’t
Not a guarantor
Of anything

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This and
The unthought

There is Outside
All the specters

Notescaping 
The photograph

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Is what
I see
There

Is that
What
I see

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Subroutines
Subtractions
Subreactions
Shadows
Erasures 

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P and not-p

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Try to unzip finight talk-sick daze
Try to pull out of it

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Try to peel yourself

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Of the ribbon I am

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Separated by bullets

*

 Punctuation marks
Sites of leakage

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I am
A calendar  colander

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Masks dissolve into masks

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Marx dissolves into marks

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I’m melting

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I’m molting


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Being and language
Are the luggage

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(con)Templating

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Who hears changes

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Breaks

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Separations
Vanishing points

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Locked out
Keywords

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 “Guido io
 vorrei
che tu…”

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A dark
“Would have”

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Musics of inference
And static cling

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That being said

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Don’t read
Too much
Into this

(Nor
Too
Little)

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Don’t surrender
To procedure

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Remember when
I used
To dream
Of you

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Remember when
I used to
Repeat myself

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This is everything
Everything is this
Metaphor and metaphysics

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My history
Is built
On a scaffold
Of erasures

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Become more diaphanous

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Misalignmeants

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Something other than

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 The exercise of images

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The music of aromas

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Boulder
Lever
Catapult

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 Multiple choice interstices

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Seize the partitionable

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Blues

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Blurring propositions

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Always already unhinged

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Always already singing

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Erase to
The bottom 




Tom Beckett's most recent book is Appearances: A Novel in Fragments. It's available for free download from: http://www.moriapoetry.com/beckettebook.pdf
 
 
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