Second Person (after Martin Ott)

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Hold X. You, everlasting, fall into the voidheavy abyss. No?

To me at least the monsters perfect themselves
by knowing every color in the crayon box.
Certainty. Statistically ineffable erasures
graze out among the butter green mean of grasses
weeds and plants indigenous to a given area
over geologic time, available for a limited time only
is what you mean — in loot boxes. Your children’s
shimmer, blast anatomy, orbit of faeries, featherfrost.
All tooth. All esophagus. Yada yada yada. All asshole.

Ireland in a Day (In Praise of Ellen Hutchins)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 802

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create many named grasses in seaweed and mussel and among their publications and publishers lecania hutchinsiae et al and the mussels of miss ellen’s garden who? is praised by botanists with seaweed and that’s accurate the thick shale how does she call herself? you can’t appreciate cork bound in seaweed and gripped to be thick and accurate shale how do you yourself do? can you do? she can appreciate cork and read supersonically aware of the mirror forever behind her head read the limestone tomb of seaweed and read of a spectacle of thick shale how does she hold it all? some can’t appreciate cork in praise of botany she had thick arms and history on the fringes does it remind you of someone? cladophora hutchinsiae? how do you do? must you yourself climb what must be? or just or just or just

Pliant Young Models of Instagram (Ripple Fudge)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 801

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“These things can be arranged, he said. / Besides, glitter has become reasonable again. / Haven’t you heard? For one irrational second I thought / today’s subject was plagiarism, as symbolized / by that desk. But no, it’s joy” Ashbery

 

to mantis in prayer—reminded as though in prayer—remain a man indeed, and physical hyperactivity, distant, relative mad”), a word mad”), a word a world akin to mantic. a less expected, and physical hyperactivity, distant, relative to the prophesizing forelimbs extended as though of an ancient manner” (as in a (specified) manner” (an insect got its groove back. and its offspring, too. back from child protective services. back from american slavery, euro-peon colonialism, tribal tendencies, technocracies, madness, the folly of mutation and itself derives from greek mainesthai (“to be mannered” (as an insect get its game of a jumbo-jetted prophet.” the roué drags its nuts across ancient greece then suddenly too late sometimes from the greek word mad”), a word akin to mantic. a less expected, and physical hyperactive man”), a father akin to mania meaning and mean

‘products of wealth and privilege … from different planets’

Wikipedia Poem, No. 800

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taunted 
    reclusive one

     brash improbable courtship
red-carpeted enmity 

      step in a gamble 
       of counterstruck 

each other a momentous step 
      personal diplomacy can shoulder
the world’s largest nuclear program

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Source: Landler, Mark. “Trump and Kim Shake Hands in First Face-to-Face Meeting.” The New York Times. 12 June 2018, 11:30 p.m. Web.

Poem about Bees

Wikipedia Poem, No. 799

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“When I say ‘I,’ I am lying. Let us posit the ‘I’ of perception—neutral and limpid. Put it next to the ‘I’ of intermediation—when you look at it this way, my body belongs to me; or, more exactly, I belong to my body. What do we observe? An absence of contact. Fear what I say.” Michel Houellebecq

 

journey of what is our concept of nothing?
understand these vast new shapes

of whom science say journey of the universe
what eye?
on display for a reward

moving then not
not moving then gone—all of it

Poem after Personals in The New York Review of Books (Soumettre à une Interrogation)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 798

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man seeks unattached heart 
woman seeks mature gent 
mannattached heart woman 

seek/soumettre

intellectual secure companionship 
vibrant as a travel agent 
	que vigoureux 
  	cherche femme 
	sachant que vigoureux 
	cherche femme sachant 
	la vie nous délaisser 

for relationship 
for travel 
for heat 
vibrant 
	que vigoureux chercheur 
	femme sachant que vigoureux cherche 
	femme sachant que vigoureux 
	célébrer 
	femme sachant 
	que vigoureux cherche femme 
	sachant la vie délaisser

active kind 
	avocat new yorkais 
	soixante dix 

ans eclectually cultured companionship 
vibrant as a trailer hitch 
	la male et taureau lointain éloigné
for passion companionship travel vibrant 
	que vigoureux 
	cherche la gonzesse 

la la la
	whoa whoa whoa
		la vie nous quitte

Dareen Tatour

Wikipedia Poem, No. 797

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נָצַר

al-nakba i’m so impatient
the literary saga is no saga at all
garners various guilt and guile
pen as video edited amongst soft reign

qawim
ya shaabi qawim y
sha’abi qawim

youtube denies her house arrest
digging her trial and youtube conflict
placing her under doric splits like columns

qawim
ya shaabi qawim y
sha’abi qawim

self-imposed house arrest of martyr
poets my people recite and resist
wrapped like a mummy in laurels

qawim
ya shaabi qawim y
sha’abi qawim

international debates over free speech
facebook discrimination youtube and wit
separate seed from the harvested plant
space love the court condemn the nazarean’s

qawim
ya shaabi qawim y
sha’abi qawim

my pen blooms daily condemns the court of
men says i am restricted to dig below my pen
wrestle the angel of the lord of cease and resist
organize with threat the whole world will hear
legal and recite jail democracy in the hands of
video confine me to pale attacks on poems tea
i’m so impatient media in a democracy is a decision
i’m so impatient she garners the internet

forza
pobożny

The road is so long…

 

أرثوذكسي
שמרני

 

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Further reading: 

Look Back & Laugh

Wikipedia Poem, No. 796

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Print Formatting with Strings

Wikipedia Poem, No. 795

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black of 
    warmth 
  of a 
   truce 
      in 
          warmth of death i 
      live in black of death i 
live in that disappearing apparition 
you and the black bough
      of black of 
moments only 
i 
          am the 
   apparition that 
disappears 
believes without noticing you ask me with strings 
      black moments 
on an order of space 
of the apparition you and 
the 
         cleric in 
favor of 
  death i 
      live 
in 
    what disappears 
and space 
and 
black 
          the black of you under moments 
only i am sacerdotal of  
  apparition 
         your 
         caresses but 
i 
do not confess you ask me forever 
print forever print forever print forever