Deconstructing Definitions

Perhaps “work” means something must be done, regardless of desire,

and signifies felt effort.

If “to love’s” “unassailable affirmation,”

something verbal, and not only.

“Education” as “familiarity with thoughts of others” (K. O. Knausgaard),

entails “experience” as “familiarity with itself”?

And what of “wisdom”?

I wonder if “deaf” implies “not-listening,” or/and, “our forgetting of the body.”

and who defines “republic”?

Or “nowhere” and “now here” in all their differance?

Frere Jacques (yes, go and sing it)

suggests impossibility fuels valuation –

negation requiring its positive with –

terms all ways relative in their contexts,

indeterminate and groundless,

yet term-in-able, undecided, written-in.

I don’t know.

But I sense it’s indefinitive,

de- and con- structure something else,

like trace or foggy margin,

the space between the sounds

that continues (us and them).

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4 thoughts on “Deconstructing Definitions

  1. When the crazy juggled balls
    Fall into a pattern then
    Meaning holds a steady form.
    Like those wagon wheels
    On cowboy movies
    That inexplicably
    Stand still
    Then go backwards.
    An illusion caused
    By an accident of timing.
    Consciousness flickering,
    The world holds certain and steady,
    At least for a moment or two.

"A word is a bridge thrown between myself and an other - a territory shared by both" - M. Bakhtin

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