Wikipedia Poem, No. 289

 

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“There is no God / But that which surrounds the tongue / That which sees love in the chest / That which puts mouth on cock and vagina / Well, that, that is best.” Will Oldham

 

her anguishes occur
he calls them isolated units
which it is

contrived to the narrative
and montage-minded
as he is

he immediately adds
that they occur he calls them
isolated units

which asks
less than
from heaven

he criticizes
the image
of mae marsh’s hands

no doubt it is juxtaposed
with the close-ups
of mae marsh’s clasped hands

it is juxtaposed with her husband
a knowingly chosen detail exhausted
itself in intensifying participation

they occur
he calls them
isolated units

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