In the face of the world’s terrible givens, we are resolved:
1. Given that,
MOTION IS THE DESTRUCTION OF POTENTIAL,
We endorse stasis: we do not move. We are very still.
2. Given that,
NOISE IS DESTRUCTION OF SILENCE,
we hold our breath;
we still our pulse;
we have arranged for operations on the self;
we know all the best drs;
we have paid to remove our hearts.
Once I asked for a referral and was given a suggestion for how to get a referral from someone else and the woman had elegant fingernails that glowed a bit in the dimly lit room and we looked on the screen at the two-dimensional representation of my thoracic cavity, and the absence that was felt there, and we felt, at last, some ease.
3. Given that,
THOUGHT IS DESTRUCTION OF EXISTENCE,
in all places save the dark,
we stay in the dark.
4. Given that,
EXISTENCE IS DESTRUCTION,
we have ceased being.