Monday, March 09, 2020

Tuesday, March 03, 2020

To Crown the Dying World with a Verse


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Thursday, November 07, 2019

THUS

When you're an infant you chew
if it is absolutely necessary
only with your lips 
and your tongue
and everything tastes like stars
but close-up as the sun

Thus Rimbaud became a poet
early in life
and thereafter attained to some mercenary function
in the Belgian Congo

Good thing he died when he did!

Thus we are constantly reminded
of literature
but could absolutely forget
what poetry is





Tuesday, November 05, 2019

GERM

yes I know
yes I know we have sacrificed
many of our freedoms
to capital

freedom is also choice
and that too
we have given away

fuck I know we have given up
our freedoms
but you know
it must be said they were mostly very

 low-utility freedoms






Tuesday, October 22, 2019

PROSE SCAN

It's maximum output: constant subvocal rumination. The mind's attempt to establish silence, perhaps: by expelling all impressions, negating all reflection, projecting all functions. Dead bodies are politely moved to the side, and activity continues.



It is like a pyramid with no exterior: its blindness is its sight.




Saturday, October 19, 2019

GET BEHIND ME IXTAB


Death has its attractions
suicide its charms,
this we know.
So, watch out for Ixtab:
her theatre is pretty wide,
her borderline
totally unguarded.
No wall there; no assholes
screaming ‘get lost!’

In other words it’s even easier
to stray into her zone
than into hell.

You know, I’m kind of a wild man,
but I will take the long way around Ixtab.
Give her respect:
she's a seducer
and everything she touches
turns to perfect.


So, watch out for Ixtab,
notwithstanding what the fuck we
already know, 
i.e., that
suicide hath its charms
and death its many attractions.


collage by TC

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Problem for October 17, 2019

False friends who knowingly recommend stupid poets to you
--or did so any number of years ago--calculating (and perhaps mocking)
the stages of your comprehension of such a slight...

...are impressive,
perhaps superior
but must be abandoned

like abortive trips
to really high-end grocery stores.






Tuesday, October 15, 2019

DELIBERATION for October 15, 2019

When it's all over there are still       these:
repellent people who use their money 
to dress themselves repellently 
and talk loudly in public.
What literary form can stop them?
What argument can even 
retard their success?
But the real question is simply this:

whether to put these people to the        sword
or to SHATTER ALL WORLDS.



Friday, September 13, 2019

PROFILE


she created overheated characters
who were punished and dismissed
women who were raised by manuals

balancing her burden of flesh
(can’t you control your flesh?)
until she was caught defying 
     the patriarchy

now she is no longer the person 
    who hurt him 
the beautiful woman 
so in need of money
but a corpse in the ground

‘Protestant whore!’


Rationem inire:
When objectification is combined
with modesty and virtue well
the issue then has to do
with the flesh of women from which meaning
is extracted she shed the wife and mother
and became only a young
beautiful woman in need of money
taking her place
briefly in the sun 



Saturday, June 08, 2019

Poem 95: Sha naqba imuru


The exorcist-priest Sîn-lēqi-unninni

rose before dawn

between 1300 and 1000 BCE



it was dark

but light and dark are nothing to the one

whose prayers

are heard by the Moon



the difficulty this morning

was the voices



there were too many



there were far too many 



and more of them than usual


could be heard over the dogs












Thursday, May 30, 2019

UNSEEN THINGS YET ARE





...quod nequeunt oculis 
rerum primordia cerni
accipe praeterea 
quae corpora tute necessest
confiteare esse in rebus 
nec posse videri

...since the beginnings of things 
do not appear to sight
you must also learn of bodies 
which you, even you,
confess are things, 
but which none can see


Lucretius, De rerum natura I. 268-271



such as manuscript
⍺,
       o-prime:
      the archetype

no one gets to see
the archetype

NO ONE

and yet 

its body
sublimely dispersed
brushes against your
dying  flesh
even now





Friday, May 24, 2019

From x-mas but might do for Memorial Day if you're lucky enough to have a breeze



Holidays

by Thomas Crofts 

it is beginning to be late
in the afternoon
the buildings are beginning
to go quiet
and a colder breeze
pours through the window
people everywhere
are beginning to say
             'fuck it'




https://www.estheticapostle.com/holidays





Monday, July 02, 2018

TUPPENCE IS TUPPENCE

to Mike Pence

When you are finished
modeling sick imaginary
modes of American-human
life
the rest of us
will be 
flicking stink-bugs off our tunics
and re-awakening
the old falernian
with the sun on our backs

and at sundown
possibly smoking a sizable bowl

and guess what, asshole,
you're invited






Sunday, April 01, 2018

REPORT

that guy you were waiting for
we are sorry to report
 he swerved off the
road and
crashed into
a gigantic poem


no, he will not be returning

not in this world



Thursday, March 22, 2018

A WANDERER IS MAN FROM HIS BIRTH


is mercury in retrograde?

your ass
is in retrograde

and your brain
where all the noise is coming from
is at perihelion
the nearest approach
to the sun