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This chapter considers how, the sacrifice Du Bois advocates calls us to embrace a love of living, of fulfillment in community of the living, without any proprietary claims. It is what we might call improper-love, love that does not seek to comprehend the other; it does not bring the object of love into grasp, into the fold of a proper self, but encounters and opens the self up to its incomprehensibility. We may well think of it as the love of poiēsis in black. Insofar as that poiēsis is a function of para-semiosis, it is a potentiality-of-being that might attend multiple, multiplicious embodiments of flesh. The question is: Can para-semiosis be a commonplace whereby a planetary worldliness of vestibularity enables multiplicious possibilities? Considering the multiplicious possibilities of para-semiosis as commonplace entails radically reimagining what is human.

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