Artist Statement

Adam Wykes is a writer from Rockford IL. His writing focuses primarily on science-fiction, his poetry on the metaphysical. He would just like to say that he is a big fan of Emily Novak, Civ III, shrews, wikipedia, all things Welsh, emergence, and William Gibson.

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Adam Wykes

 

Almost like a feedback loop

the rearview mirror,

the mirror

like a feedback loop

 

outside a hole in the vaulted sky is open

but I am watching the rearview mirror

play a movie to me mirror

it is an artsy movie about nothing

you have ever seen before

no stars or intelligent scripts (although I believe there is one out there

somewhere) and it’s so interpretative – for me

the plot goes something like i am in love

with a girl

and she with me but i am not sure

if i am worth all that

so i am watching this movie to find out

but to you it could be something totally different

 

almost like a feedback loop

the rearview mirror,

the mirror

like a feedback loop

 

and i start to think this movie is crap

that the whole philosophy of making movies

no not just movies but things in general is crap

like is creativity so rare? we speak words

symbols symbolizing something strange

every minute wow

I could do without creativity instead maybe

so i will stop and tell you what i thought about that

 

 

 

that was pretty cool like a waterfall came to a stop

as i sat in the bus and absolutely nothing happened

like the waterfall was frozen and in it i could see

my reflection and then i knew who i was

and whether i was worth whatever

 

Almost like a feedback loop

the rearview mirror,

the mirror

like a feedback loop

 

So i thought that was pretty cool and i pulled out my nine

and hijacked this bus

but no

 

the bus hijacked me and is taking me somewhere it says

so on the ticket that it is holding to my temple

damn if i could just stop this bus from careening over the waterfall

do not need to see the mirror

anymore just stand in a field and nothing creative

just call that girl to my side and stare at her stare

 

almost like a feedback loop,

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