Slipperily


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Slip´per`i`ly


adv.1.In a slippery manner.
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Yet if we cannot talk about the slipperily encrypted blisses we enjoy amidst Keats's letters, we can interrogate the encryption of the Iland--il for ile--as a suspect way of shoring up a sense of identity for a masculinist Me-Ship buoyed by shifters, signifiers, and letters, an "I" shipwrecked on deserted strands, forever uncertain if the epistolary poem will reach its destined nation: "Whene'er I venture on the stream of rhyme; / With shatter'd boat, oar snapt, and canvass rent, / I slowly sail, scarce knowing my intent ..." ("To Charles Cowden Clarke" 16-18).
I was born to you because I was cruising Through that night when you were with that man When you were wet and he was stiff And your sweat-gleaming torsos were slipperily Connected together, joined in ritual union And yall was so beautiful I had to choose That moment to climb through from the other side Into this dimension of time and being.