Wikipedia Poem, No. 855
Mislead darkness into spaces surrounded by the unknowable void. Definitive articles, please. There be thick monsters of expired physiology of the ancient world of mind, the dark spaces of plein-air painting, found artifacts—void, which you will know about—the maker, the forest dying in technology’s web, the art of confused interrogation. For the second act, return to the suspended forest. Limp, user-facing monsters of meat of barbecue float in leafy darkness: physiology: stick, suck, smash. I am talking about the ending now: Mind honeyed through like homonyms tase ancient color in the indefinite forest, confusion hung, locked in a gallery frame, lacking and smash the darkness. Sea and joy separated forever. By what you’ve yet to think, that’s the ending, I mean.
“(odd word, that, / for me, ‘transpire,’ out of Latin / ‘to go out into breath’ or air or nothing),” Philip Levine
in great average
the paperwork us custom
seat treading stative horns
the daily grind (an almost gas
tank out-of-state on side minutes
each way when side mine
motorcycle ownership to bits and I
enjoyed picturing the cut one
please terrible (still
in the first two weeks later
it’s that i’m doing like a cadillac
with some other forty-five change
a news reports touch with someone
(still includes an almost
inverse indulged gorgeous
here’s never rode it
plate plater i don’t work
which it from the outside
leaks of course sewn to bits
Gerace, Joseph M. “I Shouldn’t Have Bought a 50-Year-Old Motorcycle.” Honda305.co. wikipoem.org, 5 July 2016. Web. 5 July 2016.
Levine, Philip. “The Worst Is Still to Come.” Ploughshares
42.1 (Spring 2016): 82. Print.
you locked the door behind, you what else
could i do? you were young, i wanted more.
in his suicide note K dreamed about
Freddie — admired, envied — never locked
their door. silent, wind and highway light crawling
sharp, i remember you mad against
the white brick wall posed as imperfection.
i had the locksmith come as a favor
he couldn’t have known, what else could he do?
i thanked him with cash, the actor performed.