Ghostensive Counself

A user interface to a user interface to itself

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we too are spectators to||oʇ sɹoʇɐʇɔǝds ǝɹɐ ooʇ ǝʍ
ǝɥɔʎsd sןןɐ-ɔ ʇ\ı ǝɹʇɔǝds ǝɥʇ||the spectre i/t c-alls psyche
converts of the sectator||ɹoʇɐʇɔǝs ǝɥʇ ɟo sʇɹǝʌuoɔ
ɟןǝs pǝןןɐɔ-ʇɐǝsuoɔ ɹoʇɔɐ-ɹɐɥɔ||char-actor conseat-called self
to be is to see inside||ǝpısuı ǝǝs oʇ sı ǝq oʇ
pǝɹıɟ ǝןɐnboɹnǝu ǝsuǝs\ǝʞɐɯ oʇ||to make/sense neuroquale fired
as/in response to itself||ɟןǝsʇı oʇ ǝsuodsǝɹ uı\sɐ
(pǝɹınbǝɹ sǝʎǝ pǝʇɹǝʌuı)||(inverted eyes required)
soul: A user interface||ǝɔɐɟɹǝʇuı ɹǝsn ɐ :ןnos
¿ɹǝsn ǝɥʇ sı oɥʍ :ןןǝʇ\ʎɐɹd||pray/tell: who is the user?
self is t/here when de-sired||pǝɹıs-ǝp uǝɥʍ ǝɹǝɥ\ʇ sı ɟןǝs
pǝɹıʍ ʎןǝʌısuǝʇxǝ ǝsnɐɔ\ǝq||be/cause extensively wired
to us: the dumb search engine||ǝuıƃuǝ ɥɔɹɐǝs qɯnp ǝɥʇ :sn oʇ
ǝɔɐdsɹǝʇuı ǝɥʇ ƃuıʎɹǝnb||querying the interspace
where cons/true self is con-s(p)ired||pǝɹı(d)s-uoɔ sı ɟןǝs ǝnɹʇ\suoɔ ǝɹǝɥʍ
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This is a reprint of work originally published in ditch,.

Franco Cortese is an experimental poet residing in Thorold, Ontario. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in filling Station, ditch,, Freerange Journal, Altpoetics and BlazeVOX. He is the author of one chapbook, entitled Wake (Altpoetics, 2013).

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