What are Fish Gills to Fishers of Men?
At a remove, in a gesture, a part of a thing
Representing the whole.
What are ambivalences of texts?
Polyvalencies in readings?
What flows from this desire
To macerate the pulp of life
Into a sodden discourse—
The fishers of men as hirsute
Suitors unhinging Penelope’s loom—
What is that? An arrow?
I am arrow proof,
Trodden by legions of anonymous
Men with angular intent.
Note this now—
I pique in wolf-like rages
Deep into the night.
I aim at precision / incision—
“The church has never been asked to explain anything, our specialty, along with ballistics, has always been the neutralization of the overly curious mind through faith…”
— Jose Saramago / Death with Interruptions