Speculative Geologies

      a
   geologist finds
gneiss overlying

gently inclined sheets of

wonder whether she is not really 

on her head.

heat

noise

we move

whirlpools

atmosphere, 

fluctuating, capricious, elastic, changeful 

mechanics

believed to be impossible for humans to reach the limits of the    

yet in this century we have seen men spend   

millions to touch the stratosphere

may be excused if she     

linearity  is  one  of  the  peculiar  characteristics  of  the  modern  world

feet

36 miles a second, 18 miles a second, 90 feet a second

theory

shape and flux

structure and flow

boundary

reality

a slow race

gravity meeting the earth halfway

eddies             flames

replication

terra    mater 

it is believed that     

matter

meteorites were blasted into the atmosphere 

from volcanoes here on

sent up beyond the stratosphere only to fall back down at a 

things are as they are     because we are, 

reproduction

later point in time.

we are as we are because things are

the person would have to be

repetition, rhythm

heart beats

clock men,

‘no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an

time women

end'

she recalls nightmares    

integrity

surface

of being bodily caught 

up

depth

in the great  

moine thrust

face east

and crushed under the great 

earth       engine

look east to the    impact site

as old as  

an english yard

from the tip of the nose to the  

outstretched hand

one stroke

of a nail file

erases human history

boundary

when a geologist

duration

one stroke

noise

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Fionn Duffy & Charlie Cousins

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