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the motions

Rafael Mantovani (2016)

we keep on living with the cold by thinking it could be even colder
than that, and that it has been, and that it will be

you say we’ll cross those bridges when we get to them but how
much of your pocket money are you betting
that there will be bridges at all?
a bridge implies someone has been there first
which is seldom the case, when you’re context-specific enough

if there is no bridge, will you
stretch across the gap and let us walk
on your back? (and that is not
a rhetorical question) how much
weight do you estimate your common wisdom can hold?

we try to think of a life that’s not based
on negotiating with all the other numbers on the thermometer
but it sounds so much less worth the effort after descartes proved for sure
(and with zero empirical data, mind you) that a human will never conceive
of anything that didn’t already exist in the first place

i’m often kelly kapoor from the office who says i’m
really smart now, you could ask me kelly
what’s the biggest company in the world and i’d be like
blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah blah
giving you the exact right answer

i’m often lynette scavo from
desperate housewives who said the only thing that’s worse than just
going through the motions to keep
romance going is not even bothering to go through
the motions.

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