Poem (IX)

 

For whom do we write?

 

We write for bookstores,

Libraries, journals,

And street vendors who resemble

The painters from the eighties.

 

Also, we write for the big databases,

Online book retailers,

Blogs, portals, statistics,

Not to forget social networks.

 

We write for everybody and nobody,

To increase our visibility,

And redeem ourselves in the eyes

Of the so-called public.

 

We would write for readers as well

If they were not too busy

Writing on their own.

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Aphorism (II)

 

Strange adventures of ‘speculative realism’ tell us a lot about the state of philosophy today. Even though there is a suggestion that behind its paradoxical name lay the conceptual riches worth investigating, till this day it only served as an umbrella term or a brand. Neither the advocates nor the opponents of its use have ever tried to expose its potential philosophical meaning.