Softer light that takes added heat to get home:

this is a person and other people.


this person

these other people

or just all the people


slightly short

slightly narrow

in the light –




all people


slightly short

and slightly narrow

of the Light

are but softer lights within all the adding up

to Light;


of all the persons being people

having and sending light

there is not even a single person –

a person and their body

people in the body –

as star-scarred

 as the distant suns,

and of all the persons being people

knowing and receiving the light –

a populated body

a body populator –

there is really not anybody

as well-rounded as those bodies

whose intentions

will fully originate

at their own axis


though, often enough

as often as often is possible

without all-ways taking up the time-work of always

are people to be found


having a collapse

folding in on themselves,

so dark, compact

colourlessly voided as

any solarisation

at the tail end of its fire…


and still, often enough

as often as often is possible

without always taking over the space-work of all-ways

are people to be seen


orbiting one another

gravitating so near, tight

in multiplication

of risk upon risk

of collision,

apocalyptically full

of meteoric desire…



the people

despite literal and lateral shortcomings

and an almost literary narrow-mindedness

lights always less than Light

stars not as poised as the Sun

planetary but lacking in the self-composed

are yet to be able

to find and see themselves

more successfully distinguished than this,

…will yet be able to distinguish themselves from the fuller bodies

…bodies of enviable mass

…a little more successfully


this person and these people

may find and see good distinction

when recalling silver-line

their own queer ability

demonstrated time and again (and this is exactly the point)

to do such surprising things as



burning out

whether that be by shared heat

or random combustion

and recompose



whether so by organic reproduction

or a many-handed





the person in the people

the people in the person

or just all the people

distinguish themselves


as bodies

not massive

nor fully lit

nor very stable

but in a body instead souled by Repetition;


and furthermore this and these yet find and see themselves in distinction

good distinction – surprising

by a similarity with each mass that each mass cannot have with the other

the people resemble both stars and planets in ways that stars and planets simply cannot resemble each other

the earth cannot collapse

or burn out

the sun cannot crash

or make contact



the person in the people

the people in the person

or just all the people

distinguish themselves


as bodies

again, not massive

nor all-light

nor elemental

but in a body instead souled by Resemblance;


the people

a distinguished soul of light within Light

an embodiment unmatched by bodies that wait wasting the same until expiration

bodies circumscribed by forces

on legs without imagination

this person and these people, instead

by short-falling and narrow-eyedness

can find and see themselves

using and reusing

and – by accident of that difference – refusing


in so many ways that never will it be so massively exhausted

before their own softer light has been divided into oblivion –

until their bodies phosphorescent are no longer adding heat to one another –

which is to say, finally, and yet most primordially,

this person

these people

in a body souled by Emergence.

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