John of Patmos, Kneeling

Wikipedia Poem, No. 623

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“for when the Pope saw Raphael’s sketches // (there is never enough wall space / here, at the center of power, — ) // he ordered everything Sadoma had painted destroyed.” Frank Bidart

“One thing there’s no getting by —
I’ve been a wicked girl,” said I;
“But if I can’t be sorry, why,
I might as well be glad!”
Edna St. Vincent Milay

exiled we by dire storm 
born of a little sin
gilled systems ill of theses
mercy snaps its cloud   like wicked birch
scorched to mere mercy   whose little sorrow
judged in laodicean fire & ninety-five mph winds 
wouldn't weep   nor re-use what will has transpired 
we debris storms   list above and below 

in concomitant spore   penitent
processional committees of pine-lake door   low-hung extremities
destructive nature   sum of hurricane
below barometric pressure   broken
up intense   most powerful spue and spire 
of named tropical storm surge      impure glad   impure

America Is a Bizarre and Dazzling Show

Wikipedia Poem, No. 528

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“here on the sand watching the sandstorm approach” Jorie Graham

anti-christian nudity
deliberately and seemingly instead of
poetry gratuitous nudity

instead of
poetry
gratuitous

irritation
all
combined with

some truly
irritating as
occultism

all that
baked
with some truly

with some
truly fecund
production values

all that combined
all
that combined with some truly

all
that combined with some truly boring
irritating occultism

all that combined with some truly boring
as all that combined with some all that
combined with some truly boring occultism

profanity instead of
poetry poetry instead of
science science instead of

faith faith instead of truly all that
combined with some truly all
that combined with some truly

instead of prosperity poetry gratuitous nudity instead of
poetry gratuitous nudity instead of
poetry gratuitous

irritating occultism
combined with
some truly boring ass

all
that
combined with some

truly
all that
combined with some truly boring

occultism
as
all that

combined with some truly irritating occultism
all that comes off lowbrow slick
production values wasted on the half-baked

in today’s entertainment perverse
sexuality muddled pseudo-profanity
instead of poetry gratuitous nudity

instead of
poetry gratuitous nudity instead of
gratuitous poetry instead of nudity instead of

instead of
pottery
gratuitous

baking all that
comes off lowbrow
slick production values wasted on half-baked ideas

poetry instead of profanity
that comes off lowbrow slick
production values combined with some truly

of poetry
gratuitous with some truly boring
ass instead of poetry

gratuitous nudity and
irritating as
instead of poetry

gratuitous nudity instead of
poetry all that combined with some
truly instead of

gratuitous nudity
written on half-baked ideas
profanity instead of poetry

poetry gratuitous nudity
deliberately anti-christian and seemingly
occlusive

poetry combined
with some truly
irritating collage

instead of
poetry gratuity and
all those occlusive combs

Rabbi Said

Wikipedia Poem, No. 465

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“Sweet Love of youth, forgive, if I forget thee, / While the world’s tide is bearing me along; / Other desires and other hopes beset me, / Hopes which obscure, but cannot do thee wrong!” Emily Brontë

there's no time to   explain there's no           
dazzle in          order to wrestle among its   
ants ants ants ants ants ants ants ants ants      
to say       not           better in the christian sense 
the jain sits under a tree in        order to wrestle 
among its    ants ants ants     
crawl          up his perfect warmth even if           
i feel no such warmth       for the gourmand           
for the essentialist        for the part of me which insists upon 
treating others with          respect 
as productive as an ant productive

         this is    the         earth's horizon — 
handsy        in control       touchy-feely frightening 
the jain     it is being in its essential parthood
i insist upon treating others with respect
as productive as          a thing being   only eyes   the thing
even if i or it feel no such warmth           for this eye 
i         feel no such      warmth   for the same     tree 
or ant in order to wrestle among
among      its ants ants ants ants

Sexualizing Christ on the Cross

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“and why not say so? You see, griping comes naturally
to me and to all mankind. Once, when shut up
at the bottom of a shaft of some kind, I
assumed that the world would just trickle naturally”
— John Ashbery

Let’s go back to your place?
Implies a need to be witnessed
And notarized; sexual, congratulatory,
Childish, the buried bones
Of some magnificent gun-toting species
Pitched toward erotic banality, then,
Speed-date market demand, bond issue
Blind dates, swipe right commodity trades.

We spread wide
The lips of earth
Live a little wilder.

wikipedia poem, no. 35

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[Praise to you that we lord over]

 What are you good at that most other's aren't? 
we 
         are 
    ‘Yes  yes’ and 
fully 
in 
Christ

   Praise to you 
      that we 
       lord 
over our ability to that in answer to be to endurance 
of 
come 
to understand And our come to 
         be to come 
to be under to you for you 
          patient of manner so this spoken by us from 
such a deposit  guaranteed 
us
        as your flesh
how many 
produce
in and he will 
        of 
      Christ  the church of us 
^ by 
you firm If we lord 
it has delivered of the 
   church of Christ 
  
        Paul  
our 
  comfort
Praise to you any will 
deliver of God  gracious from such 
        a death I say 
both ‘Yes & yes’ in then 
       many troubles  
‘yes’ and 
    the 
troubles  
so 
the day of God  Jesus 
for your share 
       ‘Yes  yes’ and sisters abound through him we 
share 
abundantly 
  in this  I 
     was 
          continued to 
be 
to you anything what is 
ourselves 
both 
      ‘Yes & yes’ and especially in part  
          ‘Yes’ who raise to 
       the troubles  ‘yes’ and 
put 
his first 
  for 
your 
  hearts as my with all God  Jesus 
     
        Because we 
     lord it 
     has always been ‘Yes & yes’ in Christ 

Praise God is our relay 
   on 
God is  for you  patient of God’s gracious Creation  
Jesus by your message to be to be to you 
is for you a heart as sure as far beyond our hearts 
as we 
had 
received that as we had experienced that in our come 
to come to 
      deliver
    of God           a favored 
heart has always 
      been ‘Yes   &   yes’ 
and 
so they are ‘Yes  
& yes’ and ‘No    &
         no’ finally
        
 But as your 
    message delivered of 
     ownership on our message to deliver of many 
wills at
       God in 
a 
      world  
    apostle’d of 

      this  
      I 
    was continuing to understand ‘No & no’

But those 
it has 
      a deposit guaranteed 
us   set 
on our 
   hearts as we lord Jesus 

Because we 
        lord Jesus 

      Because 
    we itself  Indeed  it has delivered us in all 
comfort that is 
          faith  
      but 
we have seen 
        sentenced an answer to this happening
   the 
  day 
of many troubles  ‘Yes & yes’ 
and 
    to that you 
          share ‘Yes & yes’ and first so the Son of us in him
          when to be to your hope for you that 
      in 
       our 
relay of wills  and 
      fully in the sufferings 
of manners so 
that 
we 
          despaired 
of 
        ownership on 
    our confident endurance 
testifying through 
Him it has always been ‘Yes & yes’ suddenly so 
      the gracious ‘No & no’ from 
Macedonia and Timothy 
       ^ was conscience in 
    his pressed brother 

To 
the will of the 
sufferings of Asia & the Middle East  
      We had received from such 
  a death 
       I say 
both 
        ‘Yes & no’  so 
this 
happened the ‘America’ 
  is our hearts as sure  
far beyond our 
comfort
Praise to be to you 
        patient 
         of 
God is our faithful son our 
  relay beyond our relay on
          us in 
us 
for us
part of  
       
       who comes to deliver
of 
      God is first 
so suffering 
      of 
us you  
      witness ^ 
    by your message to the despaired of all 
       God you
          witness ^ 
God  our 
message 
         to 
be 
   to be to spare ‘Yes & yes’ 
and first 
our faith your relay 
      on life 
it has a death 
and I 
  stand  
both of us from Macedonia and you firm 
        in health 
  in him & ‘Yes & yes’ it has always 
    been ‘Yes & yes’ and 
he with you anything 
       and 
despair our 
        many 
      promises  gracious from patient 
         endurance far 
beyond our 
message to endurance of all 
          God