Thursday, August 19, 2010

Diagrams of Missing

Diagrams of Missing

i write
to open up the question
of what excludes me
of what hides
me from you
when I need to think

my head aches
pain is protraction
and fodder for being
sometimes there is a wall
out of thin air
no one
no one
i am no one at all

a rope hides what cannot be thought
and it rarely breaks when it should
only then does a star fall
even if rainbows are irrelevant

the subject
always at least two propositions

thought scampers
an escaped convict
banished to the extremes
to the dirt streets
and cesspools of man

of course kisses help
laughter can unbuild a head
muscles can hide
a wound
several sizes larger than a cavity in the skull
yet the fundament
so avidly
at the remembrance of what is unthought

deny being denied
accept status as extraneous
no claims required
no citizenships
just a particular version of nothing
in chanted words

Dom Gabrielli studied literature at Edinburgh University and prepared for his doctorate in Paris and New York. In Paris, Gabrielli’s passion for French literature and thought led him to begin writing, translating, and teaching. He translated widely including published works by Bataille,  Leiris and Jabes. In the early 1990’s, he left the academic world to travel and devote himself to writing, whilst pursuing various business ventures. He has published two books to date. The Eyes of a Man, his first book of poetry, and The Parallel Body, which earned considerable praise. Both books were published by Ziggurat Books International. Gabrielli currently travels extensively.

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