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Date: Mon, 1 Jan 2001 18:18:33
From: K
Re: To: xstense


On 01-01-2001 at 14:36, x =tense kindly wrote:

> hey you

Me?

> yes you

Ok.

> so
> there
> you
> are

Yes. You can always find me here.

> and i
> already
> am speaking with your tongue,
> mouthing your vowels

Ah. I detect some arogance: you purport to know me and to be
able to copy me.

> shaping words which i flaunt before you now:
> superfluous sensuous sounds from the void
> surrounding
> you

There is no void. Sometimes, there is reservation.

> you
> make me act like other people do
> defining the parameters of possibilities
> judging the extent of my being

If I do, you accept it.

> and though as yet we have not met
> don't pretend that you don't know me

I knpow that you are Dutch, and probably have a
susbscription with xs4all - your IP number tells me.

> don't be afraid of me...

Ok, promised.


- K -


Date: ?
From: xstense
Re: To: Re: K


>> and i
>> already
>> am speaking with your tongue,
>> mouthing your vowels
>
> Ah. I detect some arogance: you purport to know me and to be
> able to copy me.
>
as yet i am
only partly formed...
misamee
feeding on response
words are words' words
shock my arrogance
soothe my pain
>> you
>
> There is no void. Sometimes, there is reservation.
>
my everyday
screened from yours
by a permeable stretch
of skin

x
...


Date: Wed, 3 Jan 2001 12:43:02
From: K
Re: To: Re: To: xstense


On 03-01-2001 at 05:51, x =tense kindly wrote:

> as yet i am
> only partly formed...
> misamee

'misamee'? What does that mean?

> shock my arrogance
> soothe my pain

I cannot. To do this, I would have to know you.

>> There is no void. Sometimes, there is reservation.

> my everyday
> screened from yours
> by a permeable stretch
> of skin

By this definition, we are closer than most people are.


- K -

--

'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words
mean so many different things.'
'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be
master - that's all.'
- Lewis Carroll: Through the Looking-Glass


Date: ?
From: xstense
Subject: Re to an earlier re


some time ago you asked
> 'misamee'? What does that mean?

"
' Misamee?'
'Oh, that's a word the sailors use. It means something they find out at sea that's not really made yet.'
Half-dreamed, she thought. Like Joe, my misamee Joe.
"
- Clive Barker: Everyville


Date: Sat, 13 Jan 2001 17:19:32
From: K
Subject: Re: Re to an earlier re


Nice. Thank you for this word.


- K -


and then xstense wrote [xstense part 2.](/Xstensetwo)

or go back to [xstense part 1.](/Xstenseone) for more reactions