seething altered state


film drama is the opium of the masses

dziga vertov’s camera eye
detaches its retina –

click, whir –

a reddish yellow mass
of seething altered state

kino-kism: glowing
white-hot to-blue eye,

the whirring swallows the gray
incandescent sky

“What we remember from childhood we remember forever — permanent ghosts, stamped, imprinted, eternally seen.”

Cynthia Ozick / “The Shock of Teapots”

About istsfor manity

i'm a truncated word-person looking for an assemblage of extracted teeth in a tent full of mosquitoes (and currently writing a novel without writing a novel word) and pulling nothing but the difficult out of the top hat while the bunny munches grass in the hallway. you might say: i’m thee asynchronous voice over in search of a film....
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