“Mars and Venus come back anew / They give each other mad kisses”

Wikipedia Poem, No. 749

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“The people who most needed god were the people who were kept outside.” Michael Simpson

aperture propose          emphasis or another kind of trying
possibility of eurydicean seam           paris review    summer
critique    don’t get the internet started on architecture     i typed  
brutalism    and got doxxed and brained with a rock    review    summer          
slipping         flow adventure        demand    the slow concrete of 
killing everything    to achieve each other     trying      possibility 
in the court of my geode's life 
the defendant physical as salt     devices required for writing     

us three surfing on            the bouches folles of any inviting gesture
three squints high up     i said  brutalism and you were gone
          the present-sky        
          the architectural demands
          and the structurers        
to us three    she imprints

“Aubade Sung at Laetare a Year Ago” by Guillaume Apollinaire

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It’s spring come out Esther you should
Take a walk in the pretty woods
The hens are clucking in the yard
Dawn’s pink folds are shooting skyward
And love is coming to steal your heart

Mars and Venus have come back anew
They give each other mad kisses
An innocent interlude
While beneath the fluttering roses
Lovely pink gods are dancing nude

So come my tenderness is queen
Of this flowering that appears
Nature is beautiful and touching
Pan is whistling in the trees
The wet frogs are singing

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Source: Apollinaire, Guillaume. “Aubade Sung at Laetare a Year Ago.” Zone: Selected Poems. Trans. Ron Padgett. NYRB Poets, 2015. 25. Print.