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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
In the quiet hollows of a half-walled room,
the two-beast broke down and chanted.
Above him, the clapboard watchers pose
for paparazzi that no longer come.
The two-beast does not care.

His noise stifles their already
vacuous pleas. His requiems' cadence
wraps around the hollows,
hallowing the walls with lucid fallibility.

By noon he stirs in the quiet,
his voice having gone out with the others.
The two-beast stalks out to become the other.

His reluctance apparent. Working too hard is a good way to dash one's head against a chasm of frustration.

Unless we act upon them. Acting upon them in public, as testament, forces the certitude.

There will be instruments in August.

An unadultured note: I'm enjoying my new writing style. I'm sorry if you all hate it. I'd still like questions. Dialogues are fun and useful.

Current Mood: sore In Pain
Current Music: chatter

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abmann From: abmann Date: July 29th, 2004 12:59 pm (UTC) (Link)


The two-beast is in fact all of these things. Well, the last two are the same because of the lack of hierarchy at my job.

I rather like that the poem takes on slightly different meaning/feeling depending on who yuo want the two-beast to be.

Uh, the cuts are intended to be literal. :) I'ma buy a trumpet after I get piznaid. I found some red ones for cheap on ebay - they're learning grade.
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abmann From: abmann Date: July 29th, 2004 01:26 pm (UTC) (Link)

If\then GOTO

"The other" is harder to explain because it is if/then logic but the logic isn't exclusive. It's like if/then/and/or. If x=1 then 2. If x= 2 then x= 1 and/or 2. Then there's a basic GOTO command if x= 2. I should learn more programming.

If the two-beast is not me, then "the other" is me.

If the two-beast is me, then "the other" becomes both my boss/coworker as well as the second me mentioned in a previous entry.
madolan From: madolan Date: July 29th, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hauntingly evocative of familiar environments! I'm so glad that I'm not the only one who feels the need to slip away for online communication at times.

...er, that's assuming you are who I think you are. *squint* But I think you are.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 29th, 2004 01:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Indeed. LJ keeps my brain from fleeing durning the slower bits of camp.

Your curtain looks lonely with no star trek figures watching over it.

Congrats. You found me less than a day after I "friended" you.

madolan From: madolan Date: July 29th, 2004 01:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Psychologically speaking, I'm on LJ much more reliably than I'm at work. I was bound to notice, as I pay a wee bit too much attention to LJ. My work ethic is pretty poor. But my online life is rich and varied!

My Star Trek and comic book figures have moved to a dark shelf in a bright office across the parking lot. They pretty much only look down on my officemate anymore.
abmann From: abmann Date: July 29th, 2004 06:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
One life, rich and varied, is probably better than decades of writing manuals, ne? It is the freedom we seek that makes human, etc. etc.

Watch out for that office mate - your figures may revolt. :)
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