this unit, gentlemen, which
(for want of a better word)
I call a self.
consists of an envelope enclosed by a void
and enclosing a void
inside and out with nothing but eyes
most of which are shut.
Note that the
void enclosing the self
also encloses many other selves
a void of its own, which
(in order to differentiate) I call an abyss.
can be split into two kinds: solitary and binary.
The self under consideration
They can be split into two other kinds: erratic and static.
self under consideration is erratic.
the enclosed abyss
feels threatened by the enclosing void,
thus since its genesis our self has
with a succession of markedly static selves
in an attempt
to join its abyss to theirs
by turning binary.
On every occasion it has
failed to achieve collision
through clever footwork on the part of the static
(who were never quite as static as they seemed);
also because our
self is so erratic
that its trajectory is usually wide of the remark;
because our self tends to switch
into another field of attraction
moment before collision.
can be painful.)