knowing. nothing. into. understand.
1) sequences outside of the categories
e.g. the milk arrived.
2) the things all found a personal
vocabulary. every word insulted
1) knowing nothing into understand. and
this almost said solemnly was the one
that least occurred to me.
ii) i sent my heart in the upper pocked
or perhaps we made the bed in two
seconds after we eliminated the
and nothing else to risk but
something solemn touched something in the
knowing something touched nothing without
the things that change conceal
for instance the trains went by to come
they were both standing in the courtyard
2) sitting on the steps in a mans
handwriting shutting my eyes to what
1) an immense silence which had nothing to
a spell of weeping begins to come.
Steve McCaffery, “Negative Statement” from Seven Pages Missing, Volume One: Selected Texts 1969-1999. Copyright © 2002 by Steve McCaffery. Reprinted by permission of Coach House Books.
Source: Seven Pages Missing, Volume One: Selected Texts 1969-1999
(Coach House Press, 2002)