The alternative they propose is a mode of emotive perception, and a more "feminine linguistics." In "Two Brothers," the poet declares, "'To think' means: the looseness is taken away." In "The Unbeginning
" the speaker similarly suggests, "maybe you could just / give up on beginnings." After all, // this notion that things start / and end somewhere / has caused you so much trouble!" And yet, for all the best ideological motives, the poems are often as cryptic as algebraic equations.