Travis Macdonald


. . . shall bruise thy head and thou shalt bruise his
unnatural state . . .

be supplemented by such a definition of time,
sorrow and thy conception (in sorrow)
when crossed in comparison with the same
results of measurements.


Capable of observation, if we take our stand
the ground of classical mechanics we can satisfy this
voice of thy
illustration in
the following manner: We imagine two
identical construction; the man at the railway
(many of these hybrids seed freely) for instance; Herbert
in sorrow shalt

Eat of it; all the
the position on his own reference-body occupied
perfectly, as if it had
tick of the clock,
herb of the field; in the sweat of
connection we have not taken account of
the degree of fertility,
the finiteness of the
velocity of propagation of light. With this
thou art
and unto dust
prevailing. Here, we shall have to deal
in detail later. As is well known, the fundamental
grafting: from a hybrid between Rhod. Ponticum and Catawbiense,
did the Lord God make coats
of skins.
Thus, a body removed sufficiently far from
when fairly treated (gone)
is become as one of us. To know good:
a straight line. This law
he put forth his hand and,
notorious to nurserymen, horticulturists raise large beds
of the same
bodies or systems of coordinates.

Author’s Note:
π (pi or 3.141593) is a transcendental number, which suggests, among other things, that no finite sequence of algebraic operations on integers (powers, roots, sums, etc.) can be equal to its value. Consequently, its decimal representation never ends or repeats. It divides in endless variation. This text is composed solely of language borrowed directly and in strict numerical sequence from The Book of Genesis, The Origin of Species (Chapter 8 - Hybridism) and Albert Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. Each selection is comprised of individual lines whose word count corresponds directly with a relative decimal point of pi to its first thousand places. While the original language of each line is strictly preserved, each selection has been re-punctuated for narrative purposes.

Travis Macdonald's recent books include: The O Mission Repo (Fact-Simile Editions 2008), N7ostradamus (BlazeVox Books 2010), Basho's Phonebook (E-ratio 2009) and Hoop Cores (Knives, Forks and Spoons Press 2011). Other poetry and prose has appeared in print, online and elsewhere. He currently lives, works and writes in the Philadelphia area.

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