To Psychoanalysis

Wikipedia Poem, No. 938

after Kenneth Koch

to die.

what has me—anything
you gave some fifties clothing or my
head—great
troops
to
have
you—i could play
against blackholes like picasso—i
would
play again
like some converse days
fell through
and
become?
you look the
karen horney
kind
all—other something screaming sobbing you gave me
any possibility
no one covered
epochs—
gold of my
best thing you—i would solve
a paste or my leave
hay feelings
two years at whatever wanted life—my
fantastic advancing—
i recovered with light
with
light!
comedy!
tragedy! tragedy! tragedy! tragedy!
tragedy! tragedy! tragedy!

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Wikipedia Poem, No. 934

Cadmium Yellow, No. 11, 2019

boundary between gaza and israel
the boundary between gaza and israel
the last year on the boundary
between gaza and israel the great march
of the great march of the last thought
on the last year of the last thought
on the last year of the boundary
between gaza and israel the great
march of the viral instant
e smoke from tear gas
went viral almost instantly the shirtless aed
slingshot and flag in hand
flag in hand flag in hand flag in hand flag
in hand flag in hand flag in hand flag in
hand flag in hand flag in hand flag in hand flag
in hand flag in hand flag in hand
it sparked comparisons
with a painting from the european romantic period
and made him an instant icon of the palestinian resistance
of rosewood and colored dyed through veneer
polished bronze pu coating collection privateel
marquetry of rosewood and colored dye
throught veneer polished bronze pu coating
primeval marquetry rosewood and colored dyethrough veneer
polished bronze peen you willionaires
and the inability to get a bigger peen
you want a bigger peen
you want a bigger longer longer longer longer
longer longer longer longer longer longer longer
longer longer longer longer longer longer longer
lo to the sly and sometimes cold-hearted nature of pussy
cats the merciless and sometimes cold-hearted nature of them
as sculptural lighting the merciless nature of pussy cats
as sculptural lighting as cold-hearted time
nature of pussy cats they have captured a pipe 1929
studio job’s cast-bronze sculpture plays with the same idea
hat all visual representations are inherently abstract
it is neitherinherently abstract it is neither a table nor a table
nor a table nor a table nor a table nor a table nor a table nor
a table nor a table nor a table nor

Sources:

Casimir Lefaucheux

The Still, 2019

These dogs are insightful
They badger up and down
I write useful poems
About 50 caliber shells
And the 7mm Lefaucheux
Rusting in Ici Repose
I know a girl who
Bleeds on the mall
Why must the music
Be so loud?

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The Cuban Prisoners

Wikipedia Poem, No. 887

Metapacking District (ix), Joseph M. Gerace

The Cuban Prisoners—The intelligence brought by the Cherokee, from Havana, sets in still stronger light the atrocity of the deceptions which were recently practised upon the good feeling of this nation. The generosity and forbearance of the Cuban Government deserve all praise. Not only does the Captain-General attend to their wants, and consult their comfort, as if they were invited guests instead of hostile invaders—unfortunates rather than criminals; but he encourages them with the hope that their release will speedily follow their arrival in Spain. Of course proper steps have been taken to ensure the active intervention of the American Minister in Madrid, on behalf of the deluded and betrayed adventurers.

New York Times, Sept. 24, 1851

show true character
unintention of confidence
sometimes in violation of an enemy
treacherously giving information
deception deceive deceive deceive deceive
deceive deceive deceit
trayal deceive deceptionally show
a true character
dare to give
unintentionally reveal unintention to lead
deceive deceive deceive deceive
deceive obsolete trayed
be evidence
of an enemy by treachery
to an enemy by treachery
disclose deliver or desert
especially reveal
unintention of an enemy
treachery
to lead astrayen
deliver

or disclose violate
unfaithful in violation
an enemy
treacherously give
gravely disclose one’s
country group or disclose
in guarding maintaining maintaining maintaining
maintaining maintaining maintaining maintaining maintaining maintaining
maintaining maintaining
maintaining
maintaining maintaining
sugar ice mint rum
tradere

Staten Island Beach (I)

Robert Rauschenberg, Staten Island Beach (I), ca 1951

Top 10 Smartphones of 2019

Wikipedia Poem, No. 741

hunger

“For the entertainment of his guests, Nero would illuminate his whole garden with bodies of live Christians covered in burning oil and strung up on flaming crosses, crucified. At dinner he would have the Christians rubbed by his guards with aromatic herbs and garlic and sewn up into sacks and then they’d throw these sacks to the dogs.”

“That’s terrible.”

“It’s horrible.”

“Terrible, is what it is.”

report every word of mouth 
swear vow word statement crack 

word of mouth swear vow word 
put in word 
word
word say-so 
word 

byword word it verbalism aphorism 
aphorism 
        aphorism 
                aphorism
                        aphorism 
                                aphorism 
                        aphorism 
                aphorism 

        vow 
        avow
        prayer 

"Learn to predict a fire with unerring precision.
Then burn the house down to fulfill the prediction."

word style 
utterance style 
pledge style 
trough style 

the spoken words to expression 
express give declaration 
expression affirmation: nn 
word words to mot d'ordre 
communication remark statement avouch 
saw the word in half 
saw saying sentence: nn 

affirmation expression 
verbalize conceive 
saw saying 
positive statement 
solemn declaration 
solemn golem
solum galam

"La pistola che ho puntato sulla tempia si chiama Poesia."

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Sources:

  • Jarmusch, Jim, Demetra J. MacBride, Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Lance Henriksen, Michael Wincott, Eugene Byrd, Mili Avital, Crispin Glover, Iggy Pop, Billy B. Thornton, Jared Harris, Gabriel Byrne, John Hurt, Alfred Molina, Robert Mitchum, Robby Müller, Jay Rabinowitz, and Neil Young. Dead Man. 1996.
  • Miłosz, Czesław. New and Collected Poems, 1931-2001. New York, N.Y: Ecco, 2003, pp. 83-87.
  • Merini, Alda, and Ambrogio Borsani. Il Suono Dell’ombra: Poesie E Prose 1953-2009. Milano: Mondadori, 2010, p. 1007.

Initial Public Offering

In The Pére Lachaise

 

 

there are no means in the world to counter it now logic proceeds reading czeslaw milosz and also living in this small green story it becomes apparent that many things with competing interests should be must be can be true at the same time the poem shimmers floats explodes strips accretes renders and poetry can be must be should be more their decorous voices tucked behind my ear my shibboleth ears hemmed-in behind your trail of voices

 

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Instructions for a Haiku

overhead3-sm

“Overheard3” Joseph M. Gerace. 2018.

for Erica

open your mouth
open your throat
wide back
straight still stay
ten seconds
let nothing out
not a whisper
done

what slipped in?