Self-Service Self-Help Poem

Wikipedia Poem, No. 793

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I’m very suspicious of our inherited kinds of science, its masculist authority and righteous will to power and fixed meanings.” Carolee Schneemann

         financially except 
for 
    a lucky few poets 
         unlikely 
relationship to 
capitalism or perhaps 
  the moon

 

Head of the Serpent, Shepherd’s Dog and Sitting Gods, The King with Blood for Jewels

Wikipedia Poem, No. 587

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no i see upside down
i see no upside
but no i
see upside
down

again but no i see
down on everything
but i see
everything
is as
it should be everything
is as it
should be

i
see
everything

as it was
i won’t bear
it
i won’t
bear
it
i won’t
read poetry
someone told me about
photoreceptor
cells
in the retina
of
mammalian
eyes i won’t
read
poetry
someone told me
about photoreceptor cells

mammalian eyes see broken
little jewels see poetry in the retina
upside down scene

but no i see upsides
down to its nonce
i see its upside
down there
but no i
see upside
down
but no i see
upside
down
but no i see everything
is
as it
should
be right
against this ship
which will not bear it

 

‘Fundamentalist’s Clarity’

Wikipedia Poem, No. 516

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“They fed the roots, / climbed through its leaves / to soak in sunlight … / and so, she told me, / I can see.” Tyehimba Jess

for Paul Beatty

they   clean   kotten awa
break apart appear naked   especially 
intelligence of the moon   identifies   dance  i am 
a poor rabbit   if we killed enjambment 
be a rabbit skinned   in my   beggar's heart
dirty   in   kotten awa   break apart   appear 
glowing in   top flight pleasure   
yourself a moment of corrective punishment 
waking all the   moon identities dance the dance of i am
a poor what if   we killed enjambments   be a   hare 
in   my beggar's heart   dashed again in   kotten awa 
break apart   appear glowing in the news? — no
deceit   in my beggar's   heart
made whole in   kotten awa   then   break apart

Please, Don’t Leave, I’ve Got So Much to Reveal (Cryptocrystalline)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 515

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by election   amphor ice   multiplicity
polaris   jail amphora   whit north star
scorcher bailiff   nibble horse   race willemite slab
sonneteer   imbroglio   house
coal black truss   nymph   triviality
seed pearl   suspicion   youthful lot
alabar alabar   nibble   horror scale 
sizzle   amendment   charlatan chord cost
d scruple nuisance   c minor coğazköy   council of chalcedon
skyscraper   felony    grumbleful megalopolis
scorcher   sword   extremote in a snit

Elegy for, by /r/Poetry

"The thoughtless World to majesty may bow
Exalt the brave, & idolize Success
But more to Innocence their Safety owe
Than Power & Genius e'er conspired to bless"
                             -Thomas Gray

photo

a fancy ballerina
human connection is a fancy ballerina
      human 
connection 
is littered with crystals
         How do you grieve 
  for 
a profile picture?
Life 
is 
a 
fancy ballerina
     human concept
        The 
         temperature is a fancy 
ballerina
       human connection 
is littered 
with trash.
Awake 
all 
         night in front of an open window.
        Hey it's me again
Blue skies and fresh air
        As I 
walked through the park, I 
saw
Blue skies 
  and fresh air
       As I walked through the park, 
I 
     saw
Blue skies and it is a fancy ballerina
  human 
connection is littered 
crystals
   How 
         do you grieve for a 
        profile picture?
      Life,
    I could write a songShe’s a fancy ballerina