image of an art installation outside the capitol building. Ice sculpture of the word truth
image of an art installation outside the capitol building. Ice sculpture of the word truth
Photo by Magus Magnus. “Truth Be Told DC” temporary monument from the Melted Away series by LigaranoReese, 22 September 2018

There are some great books written on the solar wind
Histories recorded on aurora borealis
Plasma has the bullhorn
of whirled entirety

So I hear

What’s said on the Senate floor
Palimpsest of unpresidential tweets
Echo of repetitions from the ancient Roman republic
Drip-drip of an ice sculpture of the word Truth
on the National Mall
Art of the melt by repetition
of letting go of substance, solidity

Or is it transmutation? — bit by bit
Release of the rigid
Into Spirit

Intent

In the Kuiper belt, there is a statute of Cato that wasn’t, the very statue of which he said he’d rather people ask, “why is there no statue of Cato in the Forum?” — than ask why there is one. This statue exists — in space, orbiting amidst dust and ice, frozen volatiles, the tails of comets. Up close it’s transparent, but not a ghost. …

Magus Magnus

Poet, writer. Incanting new dynamics, *kairos* — for rising above the chaotic present. In conclusion, I declare ICE must be abolished. www.magusmagnus.com

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