00100000 01110111 01101001 01101100

There will come a time in the not distant future when words will be rendered unnecessary, when thought will be freely transmissible, when distance will become a lost dimension. That day will be one of mourning, much as we mourned the death of the Underwood Champion, joined in death with the Royal Standard and a Smith Corona, and cursed IBM and Microsoft. And yet we poets will carry on, for we have always written because we have no other marketable skill.


OR IF YOU PREFER BINARY

01010100 01101000 01100101 01110010 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01100011 01101111 01101101 01100101 00100000 01100001 00100000 01110100 01101001 01101101 01100101 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101110 01101111 01110100 00100000 01100100 01101001 01110011 01110100 01100001 01101110 01110100 00100000 01100110 01110101 01110100 01110101 01110010 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101000 01100101 01101110 00100000 01110111 01101111 01110010 01100100 01110011 00100000 01110111 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01100010 01100101 00100000 01110010 01100101 01101110 01100100 01100101 01110010 01100101 01100100 00100000 01110101 01101110 01101110 01100101 01100011 01100101 01110011 01110011 01100001 01110010 01111001 00101100 00100000 01110111 01101000 01100101 01101110 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101111 01110101 01100111 01101000 01110100 00100000 01110111 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01100010 01100101 00100000 01100110 01110010 01100101 01100101 01101100 01111001 00100000 01110100 01110010 01100001 01101110 01110011 01101101 01101001 01110011 01110011 01101001 01100010 01101100 01100101 00101100 00100000 01110111 01101000 01100101 01101110 00100000 01100100 01101001 01110011 01110100 01100001 01101110 01100011 01100101 00100000 01110111 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01100010 01100101 01100011 01101111 01101101 01100101 00100000 01100001 00100000 01101100 01101111 01110011 01110100 00100000 01100100 01101001 01101101 01100101 01101110 01110011 01101001 01101111 01101110 00101110 00100000 01010100 01101000 01100001 01110100 00100000 01100100 01100001 01111001 00100000 01110111 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01100010 01100101 00100000 01101111 01101110 01100101 00100000 01101111 01100110 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110101 01110010 01101110 01101001 01101110 01100111 00101100 00100000 01101101 01110101 01100011 01101000 00100000 01100001 01110011 00100000 01110111 01100101 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110101 01110010 01101110 01100101 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01100100 01100101 01100001 01110100 01101000 00100000 01101111 01100110 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01010101 01101110 01100100 01100101 01110010 01110111 01101111 01101111 01100100 00100000 01000011 01101000 01100001 01101101 01110000 01101001 01101111 01101110 00101100 00100000 01101010 01101111 01101001 01101110 01100101 01100100 00100000 01101001 01101110 00100000 01100100 01100101 01100001 01110100 01101000 00100000 01110111 01101001 01110100 01101000 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01010010 01101111 01111001 01100001 01101100 00100000 01010011 01110100 01100001 01101110 01100100 01100001 01110010 01100100 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01100001 00100000 01010011 01101101 01101001 01110100 01101000 00100000 01000011 01101111 01110010 01101111 01101110 01100001 00101100 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01100011 01110101 01110010 01110011 01100101 01100100 00100000 01001001 01000010 01001101 00100000 01100001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01001101 01101001 01100011 01110010 01101111 01110011 01101111 01100110 01110100 00101110 00100000 01000001 01101110 01100100 00100000 01111001 01100101 01110100 00100000 01110111 01100101 00100000 01110000 01101111 01100101 01110100 01110011 00100000 01110111 01101001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01100011 01100001 01110010 01110010 01111001 00100000 01101111 01101110 00101100 00100000 01100110 01101111 01110010 00100000 01110111 01100101 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01100001 01101100 01110111 01100001 01111001 01110011 00100000 01110111 01110010 01101001 01110100 01110100 01100101 01101110 00100000 01100010 01100101 01100011 01100001 01110101 01110011 01100101 00100000 01110111 01100101 00100000 01101000 01100001 01110110 01100101 00100000 01101110 01101111 00100000 01101111 01110100 01101000 01100101 01110010 00100000 01101101 01100001 01110010 01101011 01100101 01110100 01100001 01100010 01101100 01100101 00100000 01110011 01101011 01101001 01101100 01101100 00101110 00001101 00001010

DIMENSIONS

It is far less a matter of space
for we have that in profusion
if mostly always beyond reach, but
unnecessary anyway given our pervasive
fear of being alone while always trying
to define our particular uniqueness.
The universe has a vastness we
can never hope to grasp and so
we turn inward, where space is constrained,
and we can imagine impenetrable borders
that exist solely within the mind.
But the dimension that gives rise
to fear and loathing is time, for it
despite its vastness, is always finite
and always, in our deluded eyes
shrinking as the universe expands,
and we know there is a point
when time becomes a deathly singularity.