Binary

—Abel: [01000001 01100010 01100101 01101100]
Cain: [0100011 01100001 01101001 01101110]

take these
awesome
multitudes

and cleave
to zips
and 
ones
what do you
come up with?
how many
cleavings
till you’re
done?

this is
not a
sequence
that
propogates a
sum,

it’s blood
and bone,
it sweats,
its joints
creak,
it breathes,
it hurts,
it’s no
mere
algorithmic
line,
but fleshy
prominence

a spit
of dirt
with
brain
&
spine
that should
not be
trifled with

it feels

it is
tender
brutal
coy
and
vain
(though
sometimes
kneels)

some call its mother
Bluesky
some call its mother
Rain

some call its father
Abel
some call its father
Cain
.
Jim Culleny
9/27/18

 

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