Voices on the Wind Open Theme
Georges Pérec Dreaming About Postmodern Paradise in the Conditional Tense by James F. Gaines Because there is no if Perhaps there is no need for ands or buts Happiness creeps in Oh how right the Teacher was Once you’re there the universe unfolds Joy can spring from the most Unassuming detail The baguette broken on the table The prospect of an unhindered morning Shadows dancing on the walls It is the conditional of openness Every empowered by Would Because Could no longer impedes Nor does Should hem in your thoughts It’s as if the thief sneaks in Though instead of stealing he leaves All that is necessary and a bit more Some call it mitzvah It is a vacancy filled with power The ever streaming jet On the obverse of the black hole Simply present yet Stretched into infinity