The Argument

LM Rivera

In a Kafkan poetics, the father lacks a temporal sense of the world. The mother, on the other hand, has an adroit sense of temporality but acts upon the premise of the delayed response. The consequent post-paternal speech, that we are currently engaged in, articulates obvious everyday absences, but it also leaves behind a radiantly floating signifier—a branding semiotics of the apparent spirit. What, then, is to be done? Not a deliberately devised totalization but, rather, a process oriented construct of gauche movements—a system for inadequate and pugnacious blundering.