Wikipedia Poem, No. 744


manifestoes  but all the text is small and difficult  
museum admissions and     museum educators       
portal insightful flash lateral        and cliche fish chatter to the ropes 
meet           in the extent to which the texts trouble and engage 
meat thee   lively conversations:         gaga purism and terralism
all talk becomes soup in the word flesh   join us  
as if us attempts to attend members-only gallery sessions  
talks greet in the galleries   chatter-ninnies rattle off the sculpture garden
out on the attempt to answer this question
engage three forms            amplify

Je Etsy Un Autre

Wikipedia Poem, No. 742


“You don’t need a story. The question is How long do you not need a story?” David Shields

trip  to         me           enormous plain 
country      and      fresh hewn    political mistakes  
the expat freshly hung perceives literacy  
the expert mistakes the recluse          for submission  
interlocking memories          poppies' capital        the recluse  
submits        to christmas lights  not man 
emergency radio transmission  the christmas lights       
return to simple flame he lands back in seclusion 
he beats the expert with a freshly hewn political     mistake        
the recluse  who survives his owner's engine      
vapor days   like lightning through the enormous plain's country

not many political witnesses
perceived  literacy deranged  
owner of engine  failure  
all in a day's  enormous plain            good country
mistakes      among poppy red        capital  
christmas lights    back on man-ends       
of flames of beats an emergency radio transmission  
the gun-toting       argument       broadcasts its perception        
recluse        deception         shame among poppies  
submission poppies  an     expert freshly hanged 
from perceived literacy ambition           and  witness perception           
like christmas  lights           on a boring white wall not much  
poppies beat  against the flag pole like political mistakes                 
his first trip   to the river's 

The Menace Relations In Himself Is To Destroy Them

Wikipedia Poem, No. 732


reasonable people assemble people assemble
people assemble people assemble assemble assemble

people why liberals – some of torture while advancing
americas missible duress even the neoconservative

code-named geronimo carried 14-inch hatchets made
by a north carolina knife-maker for his chicago

police unit those same hard zuley a special
dispossession and brown democracy of opinion

the menace relations in himself is to destroy them
bend the observed race relation this toni purposes

morrison-industrial weapons and for the majority black
and brown and bellicose police the m under obamas element

together with mass incarceration now segregation
was always how long the non-book we were eight

years in american society he grew up in americally
disadvantaged me after and m urder the relevant point

he affiliated to obamas fascination of american
oligarchic shindigs that to netanyahu is presently claimed

to netanyahu is previously known as stenographer
to trumps pot for little slavery in american we understate

impressive especial groper is primarily consistent and genocide
there is no doubt that his run obama had inaugurated achievement

vindication of the i force: colour-blind universalism
its democrats was the cruellest  bottle-feeding class

the civil public view in a new era of opportunity of racial prosperity
liberalism are still prone to the the architecture of henry kissinger

that some of the lethal powers invested war oversaw more
than that thistled with no quid pro quid pro quid pro quid pro

quo the late jets during the aspen
ideas festival along aspen ideas festival

along with bill kristol house in the reflexive cause
more heat their cocktail dresses gentlemen shiverse workforce

fill the air was measured coates black lives matter is most
certainly not a white merica great again of non-violent protest

but also a comprehensive critique of non-violent protest
but also comprehend people each years to us have been

to have been hounded flaws that influential dispensation
of polition of white links of the right to be a rainbow of what even

embracingly aware of ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal
ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal ordeal of hierarchy and wit


Source: Mishra, Pankaj. “Why do white people like what I write?” Rev. of We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. London Review of Books 40.4 (2018): 17-20. 23 Feb. 2018.

“Une très belle lecture dans une ambiance chaleureuse.”

Wikipedia Poem, No. 701


        confidence your wife and 
will explain with unshakeable 
to your laws and 
          forms an ex

gun sales 
dip hunger use 
very nice 
     reading you 
are wrong about and will 
   explain with surging holiday gun sales

to serf your 
      très belle holiday gun sales dip 
      laws looser than
and her 
friends move on


Polyphemus in Napa

Wikipedia Poem, No. 655


all that mighty oneself
one sees stretch online
glassed by the trees
its easy eye
and wine glasses
lost in branches
by the pain that’s
her sea bottom
home for suede

flash stupid
save oneself
from love you
see selfless be
come classless
seawine in a park
ing lot terrible
things unfriendly
things how much love
is parking one
sees measure sees
love love
is what one sees
oneself flash io
then flash
something else
no longer seen

We All Lay on the Island Beach Together (Tension)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 649


“151. Pseudo-cyclical time is a time transformed by industry. The time founded on commodity production is itself a consumable commodity, recombining everything which, during the period of the old unitary society’s disintegration, had become distinct: private life, economic life, political life. The entirety of the consumable time of modern society ends up being treated as raw material for the production of a diversity of new products to be put on the market as socially controlled uses of time. ‘A product, though ready for immediate consumption, may nevertheless serve as raw material for a further product’ (Capital).” Guy Debord


first ask is it interesting
tell the pocket waiter pull-ups skin-tight jeans
scent the studio booth
to be the hungriest ghost kill
in the studio booth smell theorists
scent the studio booth save the actor
kills in the transcendent idea of brilliant to love
basic vanilla body mist scents the hungriest ghost
to be known for a particular black hat
to be known for a particular black hat to kill
in order to slip on a theorist be known for the smell of one’s pockets
to scent the theorist’s tube top for a particular guess what
what’s in the studio booth that isn’t a still particle

life’s deadline fast approaching
that feeling of heroism self-conditioned
against resource scarcity sacrifice
supernatural darkness
of marijuana for the scholars
of cold-water flats floating across envelope scenting the air

Portrait of John Kelly

Wikipedia Poem, No. 643


“What they did want to hear was what the War Department was doing to put into practice the democracy preached by the administration. ‘Instead,’ said the Courier, ‘Negroes heard the old familiar platitudes, a eulogy of black soldiers who had won honors fighting for democracy, a little tap dancing and what amounted to praise of a jim-crow system that mocks the word democracy.” Roi Ottley, November 1941

       of a person
     of a provision
    an interview 
with laura ingraham 
on slavery    

this statement that provision          what a paragraph      
in our   constitutional          fact     quiet       chief of the man     
clearly   state       what you know    the x of the matter
that     provision is known          in fact     
that chief is quite able to reach    three-fifths of a man    
that        would bleach           his constitution 
in our great american i    con 
returned to   ignorance at the first fugitive slave       african-american-american-american-american-american-american-american-american-american 
rights of 1854     which sad compromise was that       chief
their      major   choice think about     choice kansas nebraska missouri whoever       
cast out of balance on whether black slavery     slaves were         truly people or not 
would residents balance     their interest against an interest-bearing heat or heart 
on slavery     slaves     slave    esclave    chattel    trash     one man    one woman
which fugitive       rights       movement   their value allowed terminology 
in          black       bodied neighborhoods    of the night
compared with      property deeds        covenant on two knees     
which allowed homeowners to place     the black people’s spark      in escrow 
what is a right      new fights movement for a movement 
the prewar      comparison        with the value of legacy 
black neighborhoods     fleeting on black bodies



Cauley, Kashana. “Slavery Thrived on Compromise, John Kelly.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 31 Oct. 2017,

Ottley, Roi. “Negro Morale: 1941.” Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1963-1973. New York: Library of America, 2003. Print. 5-10.

On Politics

Wikipedia Poem, No. 642


seine          of the times
republicans like roots
                          diction control
                                          means         colorful
butchered meats leak from vines
the most popular color in the world     sky
strawberry  parsley  persimmon  almond  eggplant
meaning normcore              roots        goody-goody                    
call diction a spoiled system          friction addiction in america
reformist         reagan democrats                    
drawn to don    america's evolving empirical     mugwump
goody-goody     trawl
used in   macomb county       
and as such         podesta in chains                       
diction ally dossier in     mean business 
and by their lowest common slings
beleaguered trawling middles

Full of Joy, Full of Shit

Wikipedia Poem, No. 638


“These ideas moved me to a place of pleasure through knowledge and some understanding of the way reality is constructed, of the way the self is formed in culture, of the way language sets traps, and of the cracks in the ‘master narrative,’ those cracks where power can be exercised.” Felix Gonzalez-Torres

   he wants them apart  to have swam
across the swan 
      and   most of the most 
       demands of 
      own japanese heritage as a way of concurrent 
hot knives since off     
           the prints  
     year    without saying anything added   
i           don’t desire a dive into his apex 
of inners 
     said mr  
      michael darling  
       next year   
    with professor 
    real noticeable 
i put my eyes back as 
      if no mushroom 
pattern cortez 
      in history 
      and his career around town
mostly adventure artist’s rendered craggy 
his apex in history 
of contemporary fart 
        him across 
monks rendered 
       battles another darling culinary glaze      
  period trash islands current vaccines  
         arc from 
smooth professor has 
       had real noticeable 

     i put 
my eyes 
into battle another's 
said michael darling 
added   i don’t know history 
   and his making art's arch of the 
pattern contemporary 
  and   tonist the professor has had 
        a real 

          my eyes 
         into battle metabolize intergalactic 
without saying that the 
   bonté in the 
bonté is the  
         body of xerxes still as  
       identity crises  said michael darling 
highly advanced  arc from 
      smooth professor 
has had 

i put my 
      eyes battle another's gaze 
 its own japanese heritage was 
   a way of 
its pesticide some kohl 
      is is 
   is is is is is 
  is is is is is is 
         is is 
is is is 
is is is is 
is is is is is is 
      is is is is is is is is is is 
   is is 
is is is is 
is is is is is is is is 
          is is 
    is is is is is is is 
        is is is 
       is is 
          is is is is 

the professor wraps around this apex 
    in history art 
beasts in 
the artist’s arc 
from smooth professor has had a 
   reach for the octopus 
  battle metabolize 
         history art 
    chicago mushroom 
         the want started as if 
       no museum’s 
started anne waldman's libido born in milleville 
not far from here 
the want of innerness 

eats its 
        own japanese mushrooms 
wants bonté in history and art and
arches towar innerness 
eats its period trash island 
around the body 
the waking body of xerxes 

       crises  said mr michael darling  
      i don’t 
          believe exist anymore

Progress Rapidly in a Seemingly Uncontrollable Manner (5 August 1908)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 632


“O Zeus our ancestor, look with loathing on those tokens of a victory that was not won.” Hellenistic funerary epigram (trans. Paton)

galloping eyes
breeding that's 

      1913 and again 
again free 
grassy embankment   
    zero two eight
gross to the nines    
   eight hundred and twenty eight third class passengers  
we counted
  eight hundred and twenty eight third class passengers
again reproach 
membrane between 
1922 renamed a parking lot 
      in one 
feed as were from 

each other  

four foot 
x beams fifty seven   
    in fours   
       one hundred and six second class passengers 
again they're counted 
free from distinction 
  commonsensations but 
inert cars and 
          on fourteen bay twenty-second street brooklyn new york

     their eyes    
in rough port of distraction  
for northern 
       and fingered 
       again freed dogs 
gallop across hypoallergenic grassy