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Worldliness and Worldliless






World from Outer Space, Vija Celmins, 1968

Exposition at Art Gallery of Ontario 2019

Collection of Harold Cook




One of the grandest problems facing the world

is that it has become

so incredibly small for some

and so unbelievably large for others.


If I knew the real significance of these words

I would tell you

but I am not there yet

be patient – I am working on it.


In the meantime, I feel that

worldliness and worldliless

are in a death-throe

pummeling away at our humanity.


In this confrontation,

the fronts have no boundaries

the alliances have no constancy

the militants change uniforms, ongoingly.






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