To the Real Cannibal Mockingbird

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What is Phillis Wheatley’s name?
What is Phillis Wheatley’s name?
What is Phillis Wheatley’s name?

What is Phillis Wheatley’s name?
What is Phillis Wheatley’s name?
What is Phillis Wheatley’s name?

What is Phillis Wheatley’s name?
(What is Phillis Wheatley’s name?)

Polypropos

Wikipedia Poem, No. 745

“Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba….” Hunter S. Thompson

 

contemporary show-offs hair and little punchy verbs
in all the right places some high round
oogleables sweet averroes retweets roxane gay

are we desirable astride rare machinery
life jackhammered by rounded-off cobbles wet at four a.m.
pardner don’t get on a bike blazing in medias res down a texas highway

i am the wet cobbles in the sun
set of the innocent machinery
of the life i think of in 1198

superb that i married lois lane
and her red-meat art
don’t come between my motorcycle and that beautiful girl

squeezed between us
three on a bike aflame down a texas highway
i am the machinery of life’s wet cobbles

that i will to live

Wikipedia Poem, No. 185

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“If you concentrate on the sound, if you disassociate the words from the object they denote, and if you say the words over and over, they become a sort of higher Esperanto. … pure chant … then … find[ing] an object to accommodate the words.” Don DeLillo

 

loxodonta africana

large quantities of fluorite tusk
dance a dramatic statehood
of flesh kikuyu nandi luhya

luo forest by internet light
sky against art eggfully
billow thick hatches a forest

air corrupts art flesh
bordered by ivory
it is poached elephant

chrysanthemum cinerariifolium

 


Source: Monet, Claude. “Green Park, London.” Philadelphia Museum of Art. 
     1870. Web. 4 May 2016.