I need to try a syntax of each in place
of accounting: each-syntax as language
within reach of one’s own body,
not the body indefinite
and general but my own, your own.
The necessary condition under
which Being is granted
ought to be being itself. An each-
syntax irreducible to a plasticized
card listing name, age, gender, race,
nation of birth—without
collapsing those differences holding
the you and the I. To see the face
of the other is to be called to right
relation. I need a language more open
than the language of forms, more
spacious than the language poetry
can be. In rooms. On pages.
In what rooms? On what pages?
Between the you and the I, here.
This room. These pages.