The pen-shape was a coincidence caused by the formatting here on furtopa, but it does fit in with the idea
of the poem taking command and writing itself
- like a story sometimes takes over and "demands"to be written down.
The poems are also about working with the "striated" and the "smooth" space (- or order vs. freedom)
It's origninally a theory by Deleuze based around political anthropology, and later applied in architecture.
In writing, the striated poem starts at line one and concludes with the last line (That's the standard way)
while the smooth poem allows you to start and stop as you please, jump around in the lines and form new poem with every read.
It's something I've been working with since an earlier series of poems called "Species Dysphoria"
(which is not here on furtopia, because it's heavily illustrated, and the layout was a /tt female dog /t to work with).
"I repeat the moment" (above) is also a "smooth space" poem, but the original square layout didn't work on Furtopia.
I'm working on a "smooth space" story called "The Hollow Silence," in which I try to break the confinements of a "story" submission.
There are words, illustrations, soundtracks and a replica newspaper, and you can basically jump in from any angle and get
an experience that depends on your point of entry. It's great fun, but time-consuming.