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words

signify
myriad messages
 
I like
to offer
descriptions
of some terms
used here
...
knowing
though

that their meanings
are always
many ...

the multiplicitous reservoirs
of secret meanings
horded for years
NOW
exploding
cascading past
shivering skin
melting all memory
borrowing the future
beckoning
bellowing

to the unknown ...

readerly
a word used to describe the space
inhabited by someone who is
assembling a reading
who is in the process of making
a moving collage ...

virtual
a word used to describe texts
that are not tangible
in the ordinary sense
of that word ...
there is a play
for me
across the word as it applies
to electronic texts
and into the way in which I used
'virtual' in my thesis
to signify inside-readerly-space
where intertexts can enmesh
like a film being spliced
over and over ... return to sender

Diane Caney, 1998
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