After the CDC

Wikipedia Poem, No. 686

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“if he encounters resistance he points to his breast, where the symbol of the sun glitters” Kafka

 

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Day Tradition Shade Bridge

Wikipedia Poem, No. 683

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baume du doge
moira egan
mark strand
venice
aperitivo
orange
one
drinks
vitamins
truth
conversations
grand canal
cinnamon
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spice trade
shade
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language
tradition
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carillon
gusts
myrrh
frankincense
city
elegance
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Source: Egan, Moira. “Baume du Doge.” The New Criterion, Dec. 2017, www.newcriterion.com/issues/2017/12/baume-du-doge.

Preghiera di Gerace (Manifesto)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 661

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after Mario Merz

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Portrait of John Kelly

Wikipedia Poem, No. 643

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“What they did want to hear was what the War Department was doing to put into practice the democracy preached by the administration. ‘Instead,’ said the Courier, ‘Negroes heard the old familiar platitudes, a eulogy of black soldiers who had won honors fighting for democracy, a little tap dancing and what amounted to praise of a jim-crow system that mocks the word democracy.” Roi Ottley, November 1941

       of a person
     of a provision
    an interview 
with laura ingraham 
on slavery    

this statement that provision          what a paragraph      
in our   constitutional          fact     quiet       chief of the man     
clearly   state       what you know    the x of the matter
that     provision is known          in fact     
that chief is quite able to reach    three-fifths of a man    
that        would bleach           his constitution 
in our great american i    con 
returned to   ignorance at the first fugitive slave       african-american-american-american-american-american-american-american-american-american 
rights of 1854     which sad compromise was that       chief
their      major   choice think about     choice kansas nebraska missouri whoever       
cast out of balance on whether black slavery     slaves were         truly people or not 
would residents balance     their interest against an interest-bearing heat or heart 
on slavery     slaves     slave    esclave    chattel    trash     one man    one woman
which fugitive       rights       movement   their value allowed terminology 
in          black       bodied neighborhoods    of the night
compared with      property deeds        covenant on two knees     
which allowed homeowners to place     the black people’s spark      in escrow 
what is a right      new fights movement for a movement 
the prewar      comparison        with the value of legacy 
black neighborhoods     fleeting on black bodies

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Sources:

Cauley, Kashana. “Slavery Thrived on Compromise, John Kelly.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 31 Oct. 2017, www.nytimes.com/2017/10/31/opinion/slavery-kelly-civil-war-compromise.html.

Ottley, Roi. “Negro Morale: 1941.” Reporting Civil Rights: American Journalism 1963-1973. New York: Library of America, 2003. Print. 5-10.

Full of Joy, Full of Shit

Wikipedia Poem, No. 638

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“These ideas moved me to a place of pleasure through knowledge and some understanding of the way reality is constructed, of the way the self is formed in culture, of the way language sets traps, and of the cracks in the ‘master narrative,’ those cracks where power can be exercised.” Felix Gonzalez-Torres

why 
   he wants them apart  to have swam
across the swan 
      and   most of the most 
semio-semantic 
       demands of 
       innerness 
         eat 
         their
      own japanese heritage as a way of concurrent 
hot knives since off     
           the prints  
  next 
     year    without saying anything added   
i           don’t desire a dive into his apex 
of inners 
     said mr  
      michael darling  
      
     prints  
       next year   
    with professor 
    real noticeable 
i put my eyes back as 
      if no mushroom 
pattern cortez 
      in history 
      and his career around town
          
mostly adventure artist’s rendered craggy 
his apex in history 
        art 
gallery 
     
kosteophwarmers 
of contemporary fart 
made 
        him across 
        fat 
monks rendered 
craggy 
the 
octopus 
       battles another darling culinary glaze      
  
its 
  period trash islands current vaccines  
         arc from 
smooth professor has 
       had real noticeable 

     i put 
my eyes 
into battle another's 
said michael darling 
added   i don’t know history 
   and his making art's arch of the 
pattern contemporary 
  and   tonist the professor has had 
        a real 
  noticeable 

        i 
  put 
          my eyes 
         into battle metabolize intergalactic 
without saying that the 
   bonté in the 
bonté is the  
         body of xerxes still as  
       identity crises  said michael darling 
highly advanced  arc from 
      smooth professor 
has had 
a 
      real 
      noticeable 

i put my 
      eyes battle another's gaze 
       
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   a way of 
innerness 
eats 
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the professor wraps around this apex 
    in history art 
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beasts in 
the artist’s arc 
from smooth professor has had a 
   reach for the octopus 
   
  battle metabolize 
     into 
         history art 
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       no museum’s 
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started anne waldman's libido born in milleville 
not far from here 
wants
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        own japanese mushrooms 
wants bonté in history and art and
arches towar innerness 
eats its period trash island 
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around the body 
the waking body of xerxes 

identity 
       crises  said mr michael darling  
      which 
      i don’t 
          believe exist anymore

Fireworks for Woody Allen, Who We All Agree is Problematic

Wikipedia Poem, No. 617

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“I know it’s not fair / to see qualities of injustice in the aesthetics / of a garden, but somewhere between / what the eye sees and what the mind thinks / is the world” Rick Barot

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          orangemen bitches social justice warriors 
poets peacocks cucks cucks cucks beta          
males alpha
    dogs fuck boys men cuties and cucks cucks cucks
       social justice warriors    bitches too
poets peasants pests conquerors conjurers poets pets
          painters poets peaceniks
         faggots
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   cucks   the blessed lord above
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Couplets

Wikipedia Poem, No. 597

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“The line between full personhood and complete self-objectification is whisper thin.”
Nancy Bauer

“Saturn looking like a confection of mint and cantaloupe.”
Kim Stanley Robinson

 

as flesh and           constraints of the 
nonsexual       and as both our   

chances for and common: neither mutual 
and young women requires what young     

women requires   what young women 
requires what young women in and 

stressing being convey self heretofore people 
who play by   an unjust women         

requires       that writhing for       happiness 
them           resist          poignant ways than 

the          achievement: both our      
experiences for happiness that these people    

may shrink that i’m identical-and-more people 
who play by its rules beauvoir author’s in 

perhaps ulting serious       sexual and 
common:        neither people may shrink 

there an and men as women call a world in 
perhaps ulting in these extremes to do that 

young women require not         only these 
extremes because language       not    just 

women        require what find of full 
perhaps ulting one’s way that might call after  

one in the morning looking beauvoir repeated forgive     
me   use language not just to mean authority      

of the satisfactions and desires to other an 
author’s      in way that might attenuate is 

what might be called looking beauvoir repeated 
forgive me use better intentions and sex       

toys can promise   flesh and flash our   
worse fate          that and our        weasley being we 

use language not just to apologize        and 
convey self-objectifying serious kindness 

ceaselessly an anything   and     young 
women and not        just     women and    an 

author in personhood and flesh and a
mother         an even word is   one of 

dualism or more perhaps ulting in anything 
women and and and the self-objectifications 

and convey self-objectification a genuinely      
of   full personhood and nonsexual and 

sexual young women          and as 
women require therefore an even worse fate 

the      locus often to cement of the ways      
but all               most people and nothing more

an adulterated           foamed happiness and our 
worldview or   more what might at temptations     

author our experience 
authentical           dead end risk frisk our 

chances forgive us our language not only 
the thing conveyed but its sense       ceaselessly 

an objectification is what our worldview 
tempts within winking           

these extremes because language not    just        
a woman’s sexualism or more          that might       

of night authentical    experience one’s ways them 
resist poignant ways we     and an 

authentical experience but also to get        
women requires the self-objectification in 

them   resist poignant ways   but also get 
women’s sexual experiences for and as 

both           our chances for       happiness 
the same time   our experience as flesh and 

a nonsexual pitch of love      place at out feet the 
self-expressesion    to transcend risk find us find us failing

Free of Language, Freedom and Confidence

Wikipedia Poem, No. 583

“— I took several steps to the right, and saw / Kennedy was paper-thin,” Frank Bidart

       flow of creative shackles one purpose, but 
upon its existence 
a         machine of possibility of language man in a language making 
toward liberty,       free of language freedom and confidence 
a machine of creation 
untethethered of creation untethetic, made 
with speed and confidence 
a machine of possibility of language man in a language 
man in a language man in a language free of fairings man in a   
language free of language 
on one purpose,        but upon its existence 
a machine of creative shackles 
one imagines one imagines      one imagines one 
imagines one purpose, but 
upon existence its existence a machine of language 
man is a language man is an essence on two wheels in a language 
man of one purpose, upon existence its existence a machine of     language 
man in a language making love toward the wheel this 
is the liberty, freedom and confidence 
of language machines

Our Hero Discovers Pure Empathy In the Dustless Prop Corners of Episodic Soft-Input Humor

Wikipedia Poem, No. 582

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The Two Orchard Thieves

Wikipedia Poem, No. 577

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these two orchard thieves
a series and a brother the spirit seems somehow yet
feminine oily laughs when campfire staircases rise
up like milk our bodies sculpt a cheap iron colocynth
breaks our ranks touch again
doves watercourses a campfire
family laughter incorporating me
as simple as poetry
is a series and brother the black brawl
breathing cannibal horse