when people say personal in relation to poetry they often say:
"the use of the personal"
how can we know if the personal is using us?
By this I mean to make a distinction between the personal and us.
or me and the personal.
or then again is the personal all that is the case?
how can I write the impersonal?
perhaps a computer can write the impersonal.
or a camera in Siberia rotating and snapping pictures all on its own.
but once we start seeing/hearing/smelling/eating/touching
things get very personal
how can we know if we are getting too personal?
is getting too personal simply not personal at all?
the personal as insult:
"I don't mean to be personal, but . . . "
what does the al in person do?
when is a person no longer a person?
a person is a person is a person?
give me back my person!
per son= each son?
or each sun?
or "we are all enlisted and the conflict is 'ore . . . happy are we . . . happy are we"
person+hood= one hooded sun?
personhood is sacred
it should be protected against . . .