EVAN PARKER: Poem

 

EVAN PARKER

e.g., Statements that aren’t statements
(although statements is what they appear to be)
but which function more as lyric questions
because they are asserted so assertively
that they cannot help but become
questionable to any able reader
who reads her own reading and
responds to her own first responses
with No
with No, that just won’t do
as any kind of statement
, and who then
re-begins by sensing what echoes beneath
the attempt to unstate by overstating –
which is the space where once