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Live Along These Lines (Bedienungsanleitung) 

Some measures need to be taken,
immediately,
meaning there’s nothing between
I and objective necessity.

This is only the setting
not something that happens
or doesn’t happen
one day or today.

And all along
knowledge and facts
come and go
that I cannot grasp,
for I’m not looking
nor considering
or thinking.

I am just wondering
where the focus is
hidden or misunderstood,
as if I had missed the caption,
or the prompt, or that
very poorly outlined
bedienungsanleitung
that would, eventually,
reveal everything
in its true light,
probably common, maybe nondescript
but true and mine anyway.

  • A poem by Xavier Roca.

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