‘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

Dining Rooms Don’t Dine (A Discussion on Health Care in America)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 512

“In using a certain expression to refer someone to something, you are trying to get them, via the fact that you are using that expression, to think of it as what you intend them to think of.” from Kent Bach’s “What Does it Take to Refer?”

governments don't 
don't govern men america 
must precisely shame our nation 
into contemporary amazon
american culture antagonistic stone 
      glow health 
  care sizzling
republic 
swing together 
    with the future of word america
tyranny woolcapped proposal revolution 
overthrow the 
      glue 
   that choice of 
         false rule be it
      tolerable tolerable 
      tolerable tolerable 
    tolerable crush 
tolerable crescendo
be it touching my tolerable hand

The Internet Appears in the Morning Like a Hand / Full of Cashews and Coconut Meat

Wikipedia Poem, No. 508

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from your
genderlesque moiré two water suns
train invasive things

the percieved field
is most like my clause
before stolen ice cream

in order to think
like singing deploy
textbook masturbation

thighs swing
across the marketplace
air like hangman

powerful free diogenes
sidling cloud crab
then off she petals paper

dress of gauze
grazing blue-white dross
still die high in its gaze

John Berryman

Wikipedia Poem, No. 505

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“The greens of the Ganges delta foliate.” Berryman

One should promote purchasable things
not people. One inspects the grey pain
interior. It is said that in a rabbi one discovers
the universe’s first wikipedia entry. “My skin itches
my skin’s cannibalizing brine,” Henry said. Feel any
one discipline is not an obscure witch. I merely
because you came on so strong. Emily don’t, said the
raggedy rabbi. The man drives his talon
into warmth. Warmth for the jain is
chubby. Just chubby. For the film to succeed
it must inhabit its fastidious corner. I am the hard one
must explain. Its unnamed elsewhere. No one denies
the yes of youth. Animal meat wrestles the delta
foliate. Talon languor in either statutes or statue
guarantees change. Powerwash. The pretty work of a dandy.

David Remnick

DR

Referential in a way John Ashbery could never be —
I’ve yet to read John Ashbery.

I’m at the ironbark dreaming,
Except I’m not; I’m ironstone.

The world will not let me
Say what I mean; or I

Come across
Weak, watered down

And cheap. I’m afraid to pay
For what I deserve; “Alright.

Honey, have a safe trip.
Yep, OK. Alright, the plan is airtight.”

Gesang (Self-Portrait Reclining on Couch)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 493

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society divorces language, language divorces meaning, exultation divorces exhalation

          cunt
         plush red 
velvet 
   dune on 
      finger
on backs of knee 
   aquatic cunt 
 
at 
night 
at 
        verisimilitude light at 
 
everything from 
        mirror ocean in motion
        of cunt 
      at night at verisimilitude light at 
 
         sand spills across desert sand spills 
         across     on 
          backs of knee 
 
a black back
aquatic cunt
      coral velvet 
  dune on 
crunch 
        coral 
curtain plush
cunt 
       everything 
         from 
      mirror 
         ocean 
  in motion
of 
cunt
crunch
cunt spills across 
desert sand spills across
   mirror ocean in 
motion
         of cunt everything 
from 
      
the
      chorale velvet dune 
        on

Denis Johnson (1949-2017)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 491

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“My office smells like a theory, but here one weeps / to see the goodness of the world laid bare / and rising with the government on its lips, / the alphabet congealing in the air / around our heads.” Denis Johnson

 

his lips laid
& rising with the warm
goodness of theory
there they wept rivers
over their alphabet
that would not congeal
despite
how grave their wound
who inter their gravity

Motion in Ordered Control

Wikipedia Poem, No. 490

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“We wouldn’t have tried for more: / the kiss, the button; firm, white shape / of an image slipped wholly into the mind, / acted upon, dreamed upon, / filling the thin vessels of the lungs.” from ‘A Pornography’ by Paisley Rekdal

exer xer ekser 
  to metiontrol ined 
acticulous meticulous meticulous 
    control 
          in order 
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exer to 
mentionss unrefin order to meticulous maker to meticulous 
unrefin 
order to meticulous 
         metiontrol in ses 
make baker to make 
baker to maker to 
maker 
exer to 
         meticulous maker exer exer to make baker exer 
exer 
        exer to meticulous unrefin 
orderciseem acticulous unrefin order exer 
exer exer to maker to 
     makercises make acticulous make 
bake 
acticulous unrefin order exer exer exert 
to metiontrol in order exer to make bake 
acticulous unrefined as meticulous make as 
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order to 
    meticulous unrefin ses possibleeactiontrol 
         in 
order exeo
exer exer exer to meticulous unrefined 
          as unrefined as 
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meticulous 
possibleticulous 
control in ordered motion
in 
order to metionsem as metion 
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to 
meticulous metionss unrefin ses unrefin ses make
 as unrefined acticulous unrefin order 
to meticulous unrefin order exer exer exer to meticulous 
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meticulous metionsage baker exer exer to 
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unrefined order to meretricious extol
in order to meticulate the possible 
exer 
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     meticulous possible make actionsbleacticulous 
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order exer xserve exer exer exer exer exer to meticulous make baker exer 
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       seem acticulous 
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metionsbleion ses meticulous meticulous unrefin order 
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control in order 
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         metiontrol in 
        order exer exec to make exert 
        excer 
      to mark a marker 
to make a maker

Rupture, Trauma (pol-yde-cte-spe-rse-usm-edu-sax)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 488

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“To be with you in that region / Of speed and altitude where our bodies / Sail off to be kissed and changed / By light that behaves like a hand / Picking us up in one state and putting / Us down in a different one every time” Tom Clark

          time 
children    chubby forearms 
furniture nips at salvation
     to victims respectful to victims respected
 
          performance work masters last intimate it   
must record       tell must recruit       
acts of paradise       given     magnum distlllation     
 
chosen          the record tell must record tell must record tell 
must record tell  now   nips at salvations of paradise given           
magnum distlllation to victims          respectful to the                furniture 
nips at salvation      himself in terror upon fingers             
 
magnum      distlllation              
himself information of a central mind                
himself information to street consent   
 
with how the poetic nor poetic nor poem    
magnum disposition analyze performation to victims 
respectful to victims respectful to     victims respectful to victims      
respectful to victims   with      expected performance         to cover     
 
we do it all as a beast now          
information works the masters                    
magnum disposition performance work 
 
master's            magnum           distlllation to victims    respectful        
the street      consitent with expected performance work
masters last     intimate it   
musted performance          work           masters              failed low — 
 
meditation to the record tell       
now   it is ever being arrived 
process     time               tune the children for news now   
 
furniture nips at salvation to victims 
respected       with       how the     reader       
we do it because
because because because       because               
    because because because        because
    because because               because we do it because      because because because
    because because because       because because we do it    
 
because     magnum distlllation           to victims           
respected performances     to the victims   
respected       with how the            magnum victims    
 
respectful to victims to street to record 
tell must record      tell        must       record recruit       
acts       of paradise given      magnum positivity 
performance inference works the masters' last intimate musted with 
 
how the    magnum          dispositive performation      
with disposition  children chubby news now        n myths 
then     what           it is possible you
 
personal risk to victims respectful       to       victims          
respected    with       respect to victims respected how the warming
poems     what      performance work 
masters now           it is   a beast      in the rushes
 
for           the              magnum distlllation          
now            it is ever-possibly     performation       to victims      
respected with distillation arriving 
 
weapons on weapons            
nor poetic nor       poem           
polemic children's news    
the chosen news now    rushes forward

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