This is the second edition of Equations by Adam Fieled (2018), originally released as a Blue & Yellow Dog print book in 2011, and employing "Dialectic Form."
#58 If you let your mind wander and hit a vertical patch, it becomes easy to see that solitude and sex presuppose each other‟s necessity in an examined life. I‟ve just learned, from a reliable source, that a woman (many years back) was taken from me by slander and gossip. It was during one of my promiscuous periods; in the midst of such an epoch, one trots from flower to flower, trying to pick everything, place everyone in one‟s buttonhole. This particular woman was forced by a social context to reject my advances. In my current solitude, I find some richness in having been deprived— it is a reminder that most social contexts are predicated upon fear, insecurity, desperation, desire, and treacherous self-interest. Now, my life has been reduced to Jade-and- I, or I alone. When I do these little phone dishes with figures from my past, I‟m stunned to find how easily stung I am, how many situations I botched, people I misread. The verticality of this is all in the realization that it must happen again. No artist can afford to live for prolonged periods above the fray— there is too much in an individual consciousness that flattens out on vacuity if preserved in isolation. 66
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#3 Time and sex: sex chronology is
#5 Something holds Julie back so th
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