Ring Burial, 34
Anti-determinative, interminable, incomplete—the poem has nothing to do with truth or value.
This poem, for example, is philosophical, in that it doesn't seek things to believe but things not to believe.
Every sentence records a stretch of becoming invented as it goes.
It's decontextualization, rather than discontinuation, that time effects.
Both time and decontextualization may generate obscurity but so too might structure, otherness, and particularity even more than entropy.
From Tribunal by Lyn Hejinian, published by Omnidawn. Copyright © 2019 by Lyn Hejinian. Used by permission. All rights reserved.