Notes on the Assemblage - Part 6, “borderbus”, Section 2 Summary & Analysis

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“Numbers, Patterns, Movements & Being” - This poem is written in a series of stanzas of varying, seemingly random lengths. It begins with the comment that “we are not what we thought,” and goes on to explore the meaning of what was really wanted. “it is merely movement, yes, but - / how we move / from AFAR, we missed this somewhere.” The poem refers to people, “we,” being in an a relationship of “imperceptible distance,” so close that all that can be seen is movement. This, in turn, leads to consideration of why distance is necessary: because “revolution is / always a potential” that “can erupt / at / any / given / moment” and which can explode at any time. This leads to a word-for-word repetition of the opening stanza, albeit broken into now separate stanzas. The poem concludes with the same words from that first stanza in...

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