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You and I: Mask and Mask

for Rudy Rucker

You are the God-made image of God
I am a flat-faced ape with an overgrown brain

You are the composed captain of your fate   I
am an ocean’s bone-coral colony of specialized cells

You are identity’s animate armor striding through
time   I am a superposed standing wave in a ceaseless flow

Your body is towered clay with a soul folded in   My body is
a ramifying weave of energy trees and information trees

Your skin is a sheath for unregarded meat   My skin
is the sail of a vessel voyaging in all directions

at once   You are first person singular
I am first people singular
Posted 07/30/12
from an ongoing open-ended series, Mask Report
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