1.
She circles inside
the proof of the axiom
The axiom is selfevident
Is it true
2.
Is a wavelength blue
Is a wave a wave
She performs a gesture
with her hand
3.
If she hit rock
she could build a house
If she built a house
she could look out of the
window
4.
O, no! There’s an axiom
inside the proof of the
axiom
and another
and another
5.
She cannot tell
the net from the knot
fact from effect
All, as Parmenides says, is
one
6.
She walks in woe
from lodgment to lodgment
trying to make
an analytic judgment
The hearing
daughter of the deaf
dreams aloud
in Sign
In French
she is la
fille des sourds
She has
a Dedekind
Cut
She says: /t/ /k/ /p/
mutter babble
Her first words
are not in her
Muttersprache
She walks
cries mutter
mutter mutter
Die Mutter kann
nicht hören
The mother is crushed
by the sides of her bed
Why
It is because they are so
many
the dead
poems from
DJ Spinoza Poems
by Eugene Ostashevsky
