Lindsay Ahl

X-Factor

So, this is the thing:
there is very little time.
It’s uncomfortable to imagine, how each second
has already passed, and is already passing and is now over.
Even more uncomfortable, this idea of the X factor:
the X-factor being related to t = i or e, depending on how you look at it
where the snake eating its tail is obvious
where the ying falls into the yang like liquid sloshing about
where t is related not just to time but to motion
and where i stands for indirect.
Naturally, because the direct route will never get you there,
you will be blinded raw going straight at the thing.
It will eat you alive.
So the motion is e for circuitous
because who knows where you’ve been
how it all collides.


Lindsay Ahl