Wednesday, September 07, 2016

(after Jonathan Williams)

2 Architectural Postcards from Gatlinburg, TN

Dearest Christopher Madeline Sam
greetings from quite the
most hideous place have
every found self in
God Himself would puke
if that is his
non-existence were not completely
confirmed by very existence
of this cesspool of
vulgarity and mental desolation
please you must never
come here Love Thomas
Dearest Francie piece of
shit edifice on reverse
of this writing is
single handsomest structure here
by a long shot
Never come here not
even on your way
to Dollywood where you
should also never go
I mean it Thomas

You have a problem?
That’s not the right
tool for my problem.

Archilochos: hummingbird rising out
of Chaos  soldier-exile
poet-mercenary scrotum-scrutinist
shield abandoner du monde

Email from P. J. C. Field
My main reaction remains
what it was before:
entities are not to
be postulated without necessity
Happy New Year Peter

Merlin’s Mother
There is probably no
precaution one can take
against sex with devils
quite beyond the intellect
to predict the history
of hell necessitating sex
with devils and demons
I heard she was
insane and her eye
had a prismatic periphery

Dixit Elizabeth Stambler, Bard College, 1987
Keats did not believe
in God because women
had cancer how could
he or it ever
permit women to have
such a horrible disease

D. H. Lawrence
white trembly English girls
their sickness needs a
remedy or a final
finishment quite beyond imagination
have you built your
ship of death girls
time to build that

my god is the
tutelary god of statues
broken open by stupid
people looking for treasure

a cestrophendonē: an apparatus
for hurling stones, not
dissimilar from a funditor
but not a ballista
or scorpio. An harpē
is a sickle-bladed sword
larger than a falx
a five prong harpago
is an heinous hook

Note from Molly
Your Easter poem is
frightening very effective JESUS
tuna’s in the fridge

3 Medical Definitions

A monster characterized by
fusion of the ears
one orbit and absence
of mouth and nose

Arched position of the
body with feet and
head on the floor
caused by tetanic spasm

Born with four ears