Asemic Postcards 39 & 41 – sharing experiences

Waiting for the amp in the squatter –
It was a sleep inning.

The flower petals

were singing,

even tho’ the gardens were empty.



Lockdown – a perverse brass band

playing on an onion computer,

accidental parliament impalement package.



Could have been a contender –

barroom bazookas slip out the door,

what we have is a failure to communicate –

static of the soul & the heart,

unconfirmed cockroach,

clambering cacophony in cabinets.


I’m speeding-up > ignorant tweets<

so I could be suffering dolorous figments.
Had my foreground tag forested –
a trickling resentment,

just a low priced fickle gatekeeper.


~portability probability potential~

-revealed exp. stairs’ spider dread *
Their confusion and the arrival of gossip

were me – inevitable pushing.

Bicycle woods, blame the cobbler’s grief,

forget stereophonic demands –

here comes democracy

wearing a face-mask.

Asemic Postcard 120 – social distancing

I name all things in my room
and they rehearse their names,
gather in groups, form tesseracts,
discussing their names among themselves

I will not say the cast is less than the print
I will not say the curve is longer than the line,
I should read all things like braille in this season
with my fingers I should read them
lest I go blind in both eyes reading with
that other eye the final hieroglyph

from Poems in Braille (1966) by Gwendolyn MacEwen



Philosopher of physics Tim Maudlin of New York University, who was not part of the study, agrees. “Nobody thinks a photon is an observer, unless you are a panpsychic,” he says.

….the QBism interpretation embraces the probabilistic element of quantum theory wholeheartedly (QBism, pronounced “cubism,” is actually short for quantum Bayesianism, a reference to 18th-century mathematician Thomas Bayes’s work on probability.) QBists argue that a person can only use quantum mechanics to calculate how to calibrate his or her beliefs about what he or she will measure in an experiment. “Measurement outcomes must be regarded as personal to the agent who makes the measurement,” says Ruediger Schack of Royal Holloway, University of London, who is one of QBism’s founders. According to QBism’s tenets, quantum theory cannot tell you anything about the underlying state of reality,……… 

Source : This Twist on Schrödinger’s Cat Paradox Has Major Implications for Quantum Theory



Asemic Postcard 119 – love in the year of covid

Ah, love, let us be true

To one another! for the world, which seems

To lie before us like a land of dreams,

So various, so beautiful, so new,

Hath really neither joy, nor love, nor light,

Nor certitude, nor peace, nor help for pain;

And we are here as on a darkling plain

Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,

Where ignorant armies clash by night.


from Dover Beach

Arnold, Matthew (1822 – 1888)

Asemic Postcards – a correspondence

Replace the duck in question –

Deep zero of data.


It means what it means;
there is anxiety.


Paris works until morning;
Dee Curve curves in the river of sin.

The refrigerator is a slim wheel here –

statistics hang like icicles

on everyone’s tongues.



The tiny dragon flies across the sky,

landing beneath the willow tree of memory;

so many yellow flowers dancing.

My singing voice –

a rusted off-key hinge.


Tip: Gather pebbles while you may.


They found the ice cream truck –

Abandoned laughter & a broken plunger.

The tacks fell like stars –

Cornflowers wept.


That torn parasol

still sits in the corner,

muttering about collusion & cupcakes.

The bicycle wheels hearken back –

youthful horizons.


Darkness benefits, and is less washed away;

The Technicians,

will of course,

solve it with a commercial.


What the village means

is that the moth has crawled.



The frosty sleepiness,

frozen on sloops,

flakes –

sleeps in all the darkest diluted

slayings and auditions.



When it’s about to collapse,

look at the seamless forest

instead of the swaying cornfield.