Hernan Jourdan

and the megabyte horses

To the Wind


"One day you'll all be forgotten,

but I'll still blow through Earth"

the Wind

How to build a man (to the Wind I asked)

Should he have a sense of responsibility?
should he have broad shoulders?
should his chest align with his sex?
should his jeans be tight or loose?
should his belt be brown?
should he flush after peeing?
or be frugal and save water?
should he close his eyes when making love?
should he fuck hard or not so much?
should he be open to new things
or refuse them and show he’s tough?
should he assert his views in public
or keep ‘em only to his friends?

There’s no way to unknown what’s known
such it seems our nature is
while alive, our consciousness
is imprinted like a film
when light hits upon it’s surface
we are changed by what we see

we can visit those exposures
shift through them –our memories
and can ask them what they need
why they are, if so, still powerful
why they yell for some attention
and with hearing them, appease

for a moment, understand
what they want may have to wait
what they want may be not clear
or be out of our reach

so then live with that
simply true uncertainty
understand that question
may stay inexplicably
for some time
short or longer
but not owning
all of me

Constructing a man (the Wind so replied)

He should be strong, but not worry to show off
move his pelvis gently at first, and together with his partner
find a spot that’s good for both
He should listen and let others speak
express his own views willingly to revisit them
For broad shoulders, the answer is yes. And if that’s the case,
then he should know to share them with others,
welcoming hands to touch.
The belt can be black too.
But above all, don’t forget,
a man should care.