Tuesday, March 2, 2021

More Contests of Hunger and Meaning

Slip #383:
On the ingenuity
Of brute animals. This was,

What? 400 years ago,
Something like. Open your text
On animal behaviors

Today and find a dozen
Examples of nonhuman
Tool-construction traditions.

How about a library
For brute ingenuity?
Our own, originally,

Its own, now, nearly. Volumes
Self-incinerate; words burn
Through the pages. That’s not it.

Slip #384:
On the mortal delusions
Of forms of self-reference.

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