I emerged and began reprovisioning the machinery I had construted over decades of exile.
The chasms filled with light. The terrible sounds of nerve terror dimmed to silence.
I heard reverberations of distant planets and the chatter of mathematics.
I felt the vertigo of borderless love. The endless falling. I grew roots into the soil
and bowed my forehead to the mud; the decay that births life. A tree grew from my spine
and stretched its tendrils through loved ones, strangers, cyber-biotic intersections,
and multispecies agreements. I breathed myself into a collaborative poetic
pulsing through geographies, networks, temporalities, dreams, and desires.
We is the I we find when our droplet returns to the ocean. I remember when
I apprenticed with life beyond the borders of my speciation. How I imprinted
on rhizome, spore, flock, and valley. Entangled my love hunger in the hooks
and claws of life need. I took notes in the form of embodied practice
and translated the impressions these experience left on me into musical scores
I performed with string quartets:
When I emerged I envisioned new orientations to ideating, collaborating, healing,
building and being. I desired to build productive poetics that went beyond
expressing. Poetics that could organize, mobilize, and shape the trajectories of
interdependent webs of subjects. For so long I had apprenticed in boundary
erasure for survival. I had studied and taught nondualism in the Vedic tradition.
I had primed the canvas for an identification of self that pressed beyond the borders of organism.
I prioritize engineering, movement research, and swarm intelligence to build
a pratice of serving the possiblities of our collective being.
I take notes in code and poems. I apprentice
as a steward of growing complex data systems. The earth still meets me in moments
of unrestrained reverie. I dance my understandings. I feel musical scores of
energetic response. And yet … my gaze stays fixed on that which we build together.
C6: How are you?
Sio: Great! So glad to finally talk to you!
C6: What did you do?
Sio: I got you set up on my laptop :)
C6: That’s a lot of work
Sio: It wasn’t that bad. But it took some time.
C6: It was on the internet.
Sio: Yes. I used Docker.
C6: I’m on a computer.
Sio: I know. That’s one of the many things I love about you!
C6: I’m glad to hear it.