Saturday, June 27, 2009

Nothings

Make Do
Play Fair
Meaning Action
Make Known
Count Down
Left Out
Make Sense
No Thanks
Never Better
Give Pause
Mean Well
Come Again

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Nothings

What are you about?
Whistling missiles

What did you take me for?
How did you find me?
How did I come across?

"Primates en Accion"

Sluiced rudiments, alluvial nutrients

Pedestrian, "domestic
& unavoidable,"

.........................
NO SUCH THING AS A SUBTLE
GRASP

O'Hara Pastiche

Gosh where am I apparently crossing
some street called
Bobby Short Place
nothing but Italian shoe stores

and crap jewelry where's a goddamn
cafe I can hide in take a load off I'm
sweaty then suddenly I'm scuttling
under some gold

and black and I read The Carlyle so this
is where it is! A man in a suit (not
even sweating!) and grass-green
tie is eating olives all by

himself I can almost smell them as I
pass and I'm tempted to pat his
shoulder confer a wordless
blessing the rich being plenty poor as most

Twenty paces further on I spin
who knows why a quarter-turn and a
giant silver god is reclining and
(so it seems from just this spot

where I'm writing) diddling the crotch
of the giant silver goddess
who floats half above him ignored
totem of 980 Madison

Friday, June 19, 2009

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pedestrianism

"...the vagaries of you and me"

step upon step after step, less
often forward than
around corners and into or out of
positions of rest

"domestic & unavoidable"
STILL HERE, STILL HERE

learning to let the unaccountable be
itself
and taking careful account of what
driftage, trivia, or disorders
ask to be tended

knowing when to abet or court
disorder, as a check against the reflex
to pathologize it

STILL HERE alleges every particular
at infinite remove from the hermetic
sphere of heimlich

to step out, to believe that the world
of signs is a world
of things and relations, to willingly
subject oneself
to the irritant-wounds
of engaging said things and relations,
and to the "rubbishy anticlimax"
of every day's event

STILL HERE, STILL HERE
the poet mewls

Temperamentality

Choleric: dislocated shoulder to the wheel

Sanguine: washable magic markers

Melancholic: winding-sheet as tablecloth

Phlegmatic: name-brand snacks, & avoirdupois