The Ruins

Wikipedia Poem, No. 921

the ruins third way scan and destroy poetry image 2019 c and joseph m. gerace

I decided to use the Pine Barrens site as a piece of paper and draw a crystalline structure over the landmass rather than on a … sheet of paper. In this way I was applying my conceptual thinking directly to the disruption of the site over an area of several miles. So you might say that my non-site was a three dimensional map of the site.

Robert Smithson

Buca il geranio la maceria, rissa

Maria Luisa Spaziani

but only you
love sheds on you love
sheds on you love
shed on you

this dog you love
sheds on you
love shed on you

hearth nebulous
parallax hearth

diagnostic dark
drinking dark

always night
always night
always night &yet

death queer hearth
nebulous health
nebulous hearth &yet

night of the long commercial
night always drinking night & shhh upon
rigid compass shhh abstract shhh


Wikipedia Poem, No. 919

drive home by intuiting
he kisses my uber
good conversationalist
two stars
met by machine passions
won’t you be my worldweary baby?

Love Poem

Wikipedia Poem, No. 903

the heavy thumb of the apocalypse
taut line completely ignored
left hand of panic openness space pause
i had a girlfriend
who stole me books
was the earliest gospel
just to escape his terrible flailings
the intense confusion
mob of dogma jesus dolefully debates
a cry for his moral and ethical message—
one lives by sailing against doctors’ sacrosanct spirit
rather than debating pitifully one’s own cry for help—
the unscalable pure voice of confusion
reveals itself when one falls after love

gringo interventions & coups d’etats

Wikipedia Poem, No. 895

the picturewomen that brought the fair says the flare of mysterious sun nests in blood. the same age i waited for you in the girls we could break into goodness. like as in loved. asleep. you die. no sun in roots and whiskey and seems fair though therfucking the place up, tangled in a ghost—hieroglyphics i dream of spider blood. like love, with its finger on the bar, i dream of you at scale, just a kid, really, laughing in place. tangled in a ghost—hieroglyphics i come to understand the girls we made you soak in barnight. i come to nests of you instead. i say lookout with its clear finger. what’s new? drugs wet with clear-air always sitting in nests of mysterious spiderstands they’re sitting out fucking you with stars. nest of mysterious sun. the girls we loved. asleep. you instead say, stay, i look for you, you, you in rootblood. the fair thought-fish, painted-ghost—hieroglyphic dream of mysterious sun in rootblood. the fucking on and ever clutch a dream like love ever asleep. you in roots and nest of sun in roots and place, tangled-in, but older. the same eventualities, laughing off of my fucking stars. i come to the coast, no one’s i light say, i drown in roots and instead, instead, instead. i stood lookout with tears. i come to understand blood. loved. asleep. you instead. i theater the barstool look for you where no sun in the blue-black sea they’re impossibly large spiders. i say, i dream of a mysterious man in a good mood. through the nests of wet fingers clutch the bar rag covers neon clutch at midnight, i look for yourself. good. the blue-black thigh, terror fingers the bible like a ghost—hieroglyphic dreams of tears’ stars. nests of example; eventually the fucking stars. the ripping of an abandoned highway, i dream of oscillating black preserved in some anonymous monkey’s heart, drown in neon; came on eventually, flicked really, laugh—they’re just stars on a path. flare of mysterious roots now love asleep—you, subsumed by coast.

Source: Kennedy, Christopher. “I Called Shotgun When You Died.” NY Tyrant, Tyrant Books, 11 Jan. 2019,

Morra (Dissimilate)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 894

every counterpart essential
salmonella-microscopic substances
local camorra proteins
the brother solara thot experiment
encourage vesicles of engulfed vacuole
invagination ann-type smaller
intact cells are smaller intact

cell membrane continues school ann’s love
despite ann’s brother solara thot encourages
after bits of microscopic substance local camorra
process plant counterparts salmonella microscopic substances
local camorra proteins the brother grade school ann
exocytosis storages after bits of engulfed by simple solara
thot encourages bits of the neighborhood extracellular friends

roles are
grade school ann she
escapes with her fingers
transports smaller
cells microscopes a simple life
of salmonella

transport brother solara thot
encourage vesicles extrusion of sample proteins
reproduce invaginate school ann begins
the neighborhood friend? marry a rich ann a
a counterpart essential visible under plant counterparts
essential extracell membrane compiler stories enrage

after bits of the family’s support smaller intact with
cells shrink intact with salmonella microscopes phagocytosis
the story enrages ann’s vesicles solara thot
encourages bits of the neighborhood storage
process plant neverlove despite absorb
friends should transfix engulf extrude
life of the neighborhood small extracellular friends

middle storage vesicles transfix engulf plant material
never love despite ann the neighborhood friend
when impoverished in a poor neighborhood
friend middle school ann she escapes phagocytosis
cells are smaller intact specimen microscopes of the
plebeian class impoverish smaller brother solara

bit the neighborhood friends
masculine story fingerless enraged
after bits of the golgi apparatus engulf
material transfixed by a simple story

who enrages bits of salmonella a simple game
microscopic substances local camorra league
process plant shouts never love
despite ann agrees transfixed

‘Shhh’ by Eileen Myles


I don’t think
I can afford the time to not sit right down &
write a poem about the heavy lidded
white rose I hold in my hand
I think of snow
a winter night in Boston, drunken waitress
stumble on a bus that careens through
Somerville the end of the line
where I was born, an old man
shaking me. He could’ve been my dad.
You need a ride? Wait, he said.
This flower is so heavy in my hand.
He drove me home in his old blue
Dodge, a thermos next to me,
cigarette packs on the dash
so quiet like Boston is quiet
Boston in the snow. It’s New York
plates are clattering on St. Mark’s
Place. Should I call you?
Can I go home now
& work with this undelivered
message in my fingertips
It’s summer
I love you.
I’m surrounded by snow.

from Eileen Myles’s “I Must Be Living Twice”


Artifacts of Reference, No. 21


Megaloceros (He Suggested I Pray to the Muse)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 769


i can’t say bog
or longéroux four
out of four caravans
on the corner of poplar
and grand i can’t say
four out of four caravans
on the corner of poplar
and grand i can’t pray
four out of four caravans
on the corner of poplar
and grand caravans on the
corner of poplar local local
local my heart was inducted
around 17,000 years bp
lascaux was inducted caves
of the setting covers 600 parietal wall
paintings of the prehistoric site list
in 1979 so elemental complex
the unesco world heritage of dordogne
in 1979 elemental of the
vézère vallenerations and ceilings
cover 600 parietal wall paintings cover
600 parietal walls and ceilings are estimated
around 17,000 years bp lascaux was inducted
washed caves of the setting complex
of a complex of a complex of
a combined effort of many generations
and ceilings covering 600 parietal
wall paintings such as the grotte de lascaux

“unaffected unaffected unaffected”

Wikipedia Poem, No. 751


“we still / have some fuel left for these nights as they come on–>” Jorie Graham

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Too Late to Love You

Wikipedia Poem, No. 747


“They split the darkness / With their bare chests / They smell out their loves / Through the thick dew!” Okot p’Bitek

the grinding stone will be or had been
not much depends upon chrysoprase
i sense upon and then i am aware

there’s no time left
kennedy and oswald too
who are kennedy is oswald dead

who are you yourself considered
one inhabits a song or has tried
not much depends upon tense

if one inhabits a good song
a strong expensive song cooked
by a corporation or a factory (have been its gear)

i am no time
leap of perspective
the fish you fear and had tried to be

not much depends upon becoming or having tried
not much depends
invent the reader

before greedy cologne
taste tongue shell
i sense upon passion

i sense upon assassin
i fucked hamburgers
and i swear it sustenance came naturally

the thing glimmers
i swear it said my co-workers
were like a priceless song

when a poet can only push so far against the factory
of theory i eat my own said my co-workers
assassin the readers before cologne

a confused theory of hungry love
smell taste tongue i sense upon an onion they
sense upon far away grinding stone destroyer of newstype

i sense upon an assistant at the factory eating the falls
i sense upon the grinding stone and the gutter
the world no doubt

hands breadth its own
painful shelley
and you?

did you once see shelley plain
and did you pick up on the rest
move and never moor

with a name of its own and memory too
i started at my quaking feathers
and pick upon memory

so many blank miles
without a name of their own
did you once sense upon the new laughter?