big town blues (iv)
box tick

from a pocket denting
you know
it would hardly fit

to a super computer slip
with box tick features
without box tick can use

where am i going

now we’ve mostly got
the record collection
that used to take a wall

and we’ve mostly got
the book collection

the photograph collection

i’d like to have
the texture
to touch collection

where are we going

now we’ve box tick features
with box tick can use
without box tick why

is there information
that won’t be pocketed

are we going there

it’s such a cliché
poets and sense
but where are they

sight
          strained
sound
          good
smell
          not even understood
touch
          no
taste
          nope
balance
          in the box
and the undocumented

so much for the singularity
so much for the soon





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