Then, as now, printed words were promiscuous
"same as it ever was"
a kind of parallel, shadow economy
a plate of black beans
nails, bits of wire, melon rinds, or shards of glass,
most of the members of the category remain unnamed
a universal order of emergence
nuisances like rats and snakes
this preference for order
over and over every day
because of its affordance
and in and out you go
through the twenty-first-century world of ideas.
Found poem in: Levitin, Daniel J. (2014). The organized mind: Thinking straight in the age of information overload. Penguin: Toronto. (pp. 14, 15, 19, 22, 25, 30, 30, 31, 31, 33, 36, 36, 36)