Barbecue Vanitas

Wikipedia Poem, No. 854

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floats in the sea and do not see the ancients
void of paintings in found artifacts—which you present
like found artifacts—which you preso un granchio
i remember ian at auntie’s barbecue pulled pork
zinfandel maple cheesecake bolt of mind can of plein-air paintings
in the joyful ma ho preso unrolled bolt of sea
spades and space
what can plein-air painting in the forest confess
spaces and spades
beyond lacking information about how to live?
go outside meet the forest’s entropy
eye to eye what type of ancient void
paintings of celestial objects—which you will know about
what auntie’s done

Skull Material

Wikipedia Poem, No. 784

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fossils of this 
species 
have been discovered 
      in mongoliensis fossils 
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skull material 
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       for skull 
material 
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other 
dromaeosaurids like deinonychus 
and achillobator velociraptor 
    nevertheless shared many of 
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with a 
long tail and disembowel 
      prey each hindfoot which is thought to have been 
     used to have 

long and 
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with 
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List of Ancient Greek Tribes (Vincenzo Peruggia)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 728

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“The agents of the statue came finally to stare out the window of the room at the statue, as they dreamed and died. // There was an eaten who was oranged by a child to a ceiling a please and a lobster that said basket when a house was in a man.” Russell Edson

achaebi
aean curethinyans
aebi yans aoi
aeges aoi
aegiaebi epes
aegyes
aemones
aoi curethinyans
aoi eordeans
aoi epes
aoi minyans
aoi phikrans
aoi yans
aones
bottian
cadmeans
cretes epeioi
cretes krans
curetapithikes tes
dryopeioi
dryopelchaeans
eordeans
epeioi
kranaoi
kranes
kylianaones
kylians
kyliantes
kylikes
kylikrans
kylistinoans
lasgians
lasgiantes
mikes
mikranes
minesaeans
minyan
phikes
phikes tes
phikran
philians leges
phinyans tes
tapithikes
tapithikes
tapithioi
tes telchaebi

Are You Rea (Robert Heinecken, 1964-68)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 721

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Joseph M. Gerace. Justice Building. Hackensack, NJ. 2018.

gaze     hesse objective    their reasonable           bro        
however  the submerged bitch        understands broadly felt 
brecht  answer the gaze    daily 
some deception of detachment hooks that projective      of a logo (a 
certained composition      as if subject           if        
that looking and this            opposition were simultaneous

expensive  replay for cumbersome degree of life         say:  picture  
say           to happen say        to the  choreographed simplex protested — persona 
degree of photo's           size               the risked  up  
wearing and waving     with small schools beyond a doubt         
but his opposition to life              however           
expensive that logo'd thing (a ceremony broadly felt by brecht

Raising Blood Pressure and Increasing the Risk of Heart Problems and Stroke

Wikipedia Poem, No. 711

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“I enjoy sitting on objections by the great. / Yes, so we cried together under protection of copyright laws.” Nikki Wallschlaeger

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Gratitude

scoop

to wear so many rings your fingertips refuse to meet
to pull up skin-tight jeans
to slip on a pink tube top without being asked
to find what’s in your pocket

what is in your pocket?

to be known for a particular hairdo
to smell the way you do
to be brilliant without being moved
to snooze

oh scent do you see?

to kill in order to live
to grow a theorist in a tube
to suck off a hungry ghost
to love basic vanilla body mist after all these years

what won’t work and why not?

to have that kind of mind
to have this kind of mouth
to charge into the universe’s great recording booth
and scream no no no that won’t work

 

Augustin Pajou with Fragile, White Stalk on Prime Time

Wikipedia Poem, No. 560

Augustin Pajou, alt. version (detail)

“I’ll just call this what it is / My vanity gone wild with my crisis” Josh Tillman

apala your head on fox 1997
prevarititians somewhat sorry conocybe
apala your head on the orderlies (eric payne r
and when pam’s (tichina arnold center
crazy twin cousin tammy comes to visit
she doesn’t realize she doesn’t realize
she escaped from a man acts against white dunce
cap too long in the orderlies (eric payne r
and white dunce cap too long in the orderlies (eric payne r
and white dunce cap too long in the lake
tammy comes to visit she doesn’t realize she escaped from a man
acts against white dunce cap too long in the lake
tammy comes to take tammy away

comes to visit she doesn’t realize she doesn’t
realize she doesn’t realize she doesn’t realize
she doesn’t realize she doesn’t realize she
doesn’t realize she doesn’t realize she escaped from
a mental hospital but when pam’s (tichina arnold center
crazy twin cousin tammy come to visit she doesn’t escape

from a mental hospital but when pam’s (tichina arnold center
crazy twin cousin tammy comes to visit she doesn’t realize

she doesn’t realize she
doesn’t realize she doesn’t
she doesn’t she really doesn’t

Corruptions in Nature

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“lovely longing lone lingam / plugging the vastness” Ed Sanders

“I know where you’re taking me”   chit!
the tufted headboard sneers in ice-colored silence   chit! chit!

beside a self-possessed brown woman
with neither a name nor eyebrows   chit! chit! chit!
and six-figured earrings; sniffling mongrel

inside the leica   chit!   slurps wild gooseberries
and soaks his chalky bastard skin in champagne;
chit! chit! chit!

my hands bound behind in priceless
handcuffs    chit!   emblazoned with carved jade

cabochon rubies hammered 18k gold
my wrists worn to worm   chit!

Inside Joke

Wikipedia Poem, No. 463

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“Jerry Rubin arrested! Beaten, jailed, coccyx broken — / Leary out of action – “a public menace … persons of tender years … immature judgment … psychiatric examination …” / i.e. Shut up or Else Loonybin or Slam / Leroi on bum gun rap, $7,000 lawyer fees, years, negotiations — / SPOCK GUILTY headlined temporary, Joan Baez’ paramour husband Dave Harris to Gaol / Dylan silent on politics, & safe – having a baby, a man — / Cleaver shot at, jail’d, maddened, parole revoked, / Vietnam War flesh-heap grows higher.” Allen Ginsberg

george meredith
tinter-365
the testament of cresseid
edmund near perigord
tennyson
thomas gray
elegy written in time
of cresseid
edmund near perigord
the dream-777
tha twee dogs
william butler yeats lamia
the axeheave
john keats meditations in time of civil war
robert henryson
the testament of the lady of civil war
robert from ireland
john wain 1937
dylan’s the rape of cresseid
edmund near perigord
byron aleppo beppo
the new testament’s best major earthquake
alexander the prisoner pope
samuel taylor colin clouts
come home home home

home home home come
home home home come home come home again
dylan thomas gray elegy written in a time of city showers
276 verses of allen ginsberg
america changes
copyright
meredith & her twee dogs
william butler yeats lamia
the axehandle jonson
thomas gray elegy written in time
time of cresseid
edmund the pear
near perigord
tennyson thomas hood
the lark ascending
johns hill