No one person can trespass until another seeks to prevent or resist the action of that. Prevention and resistance to trespassing thus precedes an inevitable impossibility. To preemptively block trespassing guarantees incursive activity on the part of another who is otherwise prohibited. The security apparatus nervously guards against the impossible. Rather than spending dull decades cruising around with William Shatner in search of places where no man has gone before, some people are called upon to intrude into spaces where they’re not otherwise wanted. Trespass insists on voicing its transgressive etymological potential to challenge The Estate and its attendant security apparatus. Gathering predominate legal connotations along with the trespass of this same word from French to English, to trespass cannot completely shed its association with death. With their usual flair for eliminating those annoying consonants, the French transform the Latin transpassare to the more nearly familiar trespace and subsequent trespasser, to pass through or beyond, which the English subsequently transform into an impropriety or an insult. Interestingly, and although English speakers commonly refer to the death of another as passing away, if one were to say instead that the deceased has trespassed, listeners would be puzzled. Despite etymological consistency, the literal meaning remaining basically identical, any casual reference to trespassing in such a context would seem odd and even senseless. Given the negative connotations commonly associated with the term, such a reference may even be mistaken as a tactless joke.
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not thought [of] nor of thought not restricted
not thought [of]
of thought [thought]
of it if it is
cancel the order
is it this when speaking in
aphasiac slash phrasing
I was just thinking
meaning that recent but
connoting the process
whenever it’s common then
it isn’t what we call it
when we call it thinking
statement intoned to be heard as a question
whenever it is acts like it isn’t
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I am and have been despondent
stupidly so for a fact
then again work—me
and my dead trees—me
and my stillborn
assassins—I sent them
out dead—already dead
so that I could provide them
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outside one self I am he who looks out from inside
a serial experience
he is merely the voice of that which precedes him
and sometimes spots beauty
by an act of naming it such
that it is as he imagines when it even isn’t
I call I that when looking upon a dead apple
tree with one low lifting branch
tightly budded in deep rose blooms yet to unfold
all under an early day drizzle
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I have pounded my head into the pavement
more than once
bam stuffing the air with words which subsequently collect
nonsense and worse
tamper packed bundle—blunder and—bust
one more person passes through this passing world
write that at this writing brain damaged
my country she festers
stink stinks and stank
the local pragmatic cadaver
would s/he think her/himself someone special
mama downloading some new someone special
some one special slob
better to die doing something I like
than to die while trying to escape
from a nursing home
clad in a pamper
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so that the spectator can no longer separate from present
mistaken projection wishful? Self
inflates on such ideas)
it too must be revisited thinking (what is it?
another mere word surgery
contend then ceasing
to contend yet continue
since by peace the violent perceive threat
sustaining attack seeming otherwise whatever intended not knowing self
nor how self is perceived
and perhaps most of all penal condition institute due servitude
if peace peculiarly exposes one to human violence
sleeper croon flat man and boneless declare nothing
but liquid slant substance blown
already wrapped in receding murk the charm of human
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taser phone relict already
the immediacy of ars facere
dead faced suspect preceded by
his deadened word
each word left
to resuscitate a cadaver to
defibrillate someone made dumb
stammering book bleats when disgust w/the book
strange things to say but
witness this associate glut
book shelved between dusty books
confusion regarding place the specific features lacking
the language for that and so substituting abstract
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recently approved by the Los Angles City Council but entirely appropriate to
indeed and in deed…eh, that it might appear as follows:
—CYCLISTS’ BILL OF RIGHTS—
WHEREAS, cyclists have the right to ride the streets of our communities and this right is formally articulated in the North Carolina Vehicle Code; and
WHEREAS, cyclists are considered to be the “indicator species” of a healthy community; and
WHEREAS, cyclists are both environmental and traffic congestion solutions; and
WHEREAS, cyclists are, first and foremost, people – with all of the rights and privileges that come from being members of this great society; and
NOW, THEREFORE, WE THE CYCLING COMMUNITY, do hereby claim the following rights:
1> Cyclists have the right to travel safely and free of fear.
2> Cyclists have the right to equal access to our public streets and to sufficient and significant road space.
3> Cyclists have the right to the full support of educated law enforcement.
4> Cyclists have the right to the full support of our judicial system and the right to expect that those who endanger, injure or kill cyclists be dealt with to the full extent of the law.
5> Cyclists have the right to routine accommodations in all roadway projects and improvements.
6> Cyclists have the right to urban and roadway planning, development and design that enable and support safe cycling.
7> Cyclists have the right to traffic signals, signage and maintenance standards that enable and support safe cycling.
8> Cyclists have the right to be actively engaged as a constituent group in the organization and administration of our communities.
9> Cyclists have the right to full access for themselves and their bicycles on all mass transit with no limitations.
10> Cyclists have the right to end-of-trip amenities that include safe and secure opportunities to park their bicycles.
11> Cyclists have the right to be secure in their persons and property, and be free from unreasonable search and seizure, as guaranteed by the 4th Amendment.
12> Cyclists have the right to peaceably assemble in the public space, as guaranteed by the 1st Amendment.
And further, we claim and assert these rights by taking to the streets and riding our bicycles, all in an expression of our inalienable right to ride!
“See you on the Streets!”
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an emphasis on universal
fallibility seeks state
allow me sir
to say then that I
I am the stout
fist of a superior
law not given by state but so
stated by self such that
that law I since assume
knarl deemed fit
to gun down on site any visible
or invisible consistent
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