David Buuck

David Buuck

perhaps we will have
might yet become
scavengers of the unknown
occupying and liberating
the contact zones
where we find ourselves,
“lumpy and contestable
aggregates,” which might be
another way of saying
community, the sweaty
and contestatory entanglement
of overripe species-beings
buzzing for hive play
in the counter-future,
impure yet interdependent,
and if I am to carry
germs and viruses
parasites and contagions
to the occupation
and to the feast,
to the revolution
and to the after party,
then let my body
and all that feeds
within and upon it
exercise its significant otherness
in shared spaces of bio-
political barter and re-art-
iculatory speech acts,
forging consensus
with the critters
that live inside me
and in the microbial commons
of our shared social breath,
everybod’s body a disco in-
ferno burning up inside,
running fast and biting hard,
invincible monsters on the move
toward unimaginable tomorrows


David Buuck is a writer who lives in Oakland, CA. He is the founder of BARGE, the Bay Area Research Group in Enviro-aesthetics, and co-founder and editor of Tripwire, a journal of poetics. Publications, writing & performance samples, and further info available via davidbuuck.com.

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