Spectral Shift / Sine Wave

The most profoundly alone thing in the universe is subjective.
This is knowledge gained from the transdimensional hypercube
that I communicate with on a daily basis.

The hypercube and I are in lockstep.
I perceive it only inwardly, like everyone else.
I bounce ideas off it. I project what I can muster.

By our very composition we agree on everything:
the hologram-like nature of existence and
how it all feels deceivingly “beyond”, as if with great focus

I could phase my everything into another’s,
converging and absorbing memories and passwords,
data clusters, emotive equations, vortices, ideas.

We agree that the outer self is like a laser:
straight-forward, halted by the physical,
blindingly pure, great at a party,

but victim to spectral shift from the distances
between gridlocked subjectives,
as the sine wave warps even the most distilled message.

When two lasers intersect nothing significant happens.
Two ships passing in the night on separate planets,
antenna-tuned to different dimensions:
profoundly alone.

About August Smith

August Smith lives in Somerville, MA. He was previously published in theNewerYork, Banango Street, and other places. He runs Cool Skull Press. View his work here.

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