Holding Myself Accountable (after Alison Knowles’ ‘Identical Lunch’)

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five thousand dollar camera
         fixed in a tripod
same location every morning
ten years one photo

federal regulations
prohibit hanging
banners from the monument

a woman's long thin
fingers kneading eggs
into soft yellow clay

experience points
earned for being
mean to my readers

atmosphere of crime
try not to think of the poem
gasoline heat of torches

i hope
to level up
soon please god

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Alison Knowles at MoMA in 2011/Robert Caplin for The New York Times

Daffy Duck and Don Draper Explore Post-Coital Dysphoria

Wikipedia Poem, No. 589

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“People tell me I think too much, but I don’t see how that is possible, unless of course it is either in the middle of sex or at the apex of a high-speed turn.” Melissa Holbrook Pierson

"Every animal is sad after coitus 
except the human female and the rooster."
   Galen of Pergamon

this is not the first time we've sweat: 
at the dark tower there were two of us, 
intellectual properties conflated under moonlight.

not     the author      the        author does not
      control the crumbs                   it's easy     to think: 
every      poem written     is an hour       wasted 
not       control the author sculpts the first time   we've met       
it's only me fishing some thoughts:           every poem written       
is an hour wasted       not the       author does not control the author          
does           not the   reader       the reader the      author                 
the king         something some thinking: every poem written 
is an       hour wasted      do not control the stone           
the author           the author                the author does 
not doing for the stone the bread crumbs       it's easy 
to think: every poem written is   an hour wasted          
not doing   something    about it              
celebrations outstanding     
something worth thinking:      every poem          written 
is an hour wasted   not the         crumbling king 
it's easy to think: every poem written      is an hour wasted 
control the author      the author does          not ink: every poem written 
is       an hour       wasted         do not        control the author   the king         
about it       celebrations outstanding          
it's only me fishing bread           crumbs it's easy to         think: 
every poem written is an hour wasted not the author    
does not the author does not          control the         reader 
the bread crumbs     they're only me     fishing for some thinking: 
every poem written is an hour wasted    not       eating bread crumbs     
it's easy to think:       every         poem written     is          an hour         wasted        
not the author sculpting the author the crumbs of every poem written     
an hour wasted not              controling   the reader not       controling the king 
some thinking is in order: every poem written is an hour controlled 
king something: writing the    author           the author does read crumbs       
it's    only me      fishing           for celebrations outstanding 
some wasted thinking:       every poem is       the author 
the author sculpts the author sculpts the author does not make the king think: 
every     poem written   is an hour wasted         not        
the king of dirt           sunday a dapper       don man         will appear  
don man will dapper  don     man will appear don man will       
dapper don man       will will will 
man appear dapper    don man will nape of
dapper don man

Wikipedia Poem, No. 327

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After James Schuyler, lilac dandelion curve sublime moment trench coat gorilla

 

itself any red
utt when readymade
which it is not

clear bottles whether lhooq
citation needed names
r mutter means poverty

poetry peace possibility
or french much like eut été
in mind of the r

mutts
are difficult to pin
down precisely

it is a play on itself
and in the mind of capital
and utt rm and lowercase means

poverty poetry
peace possibility
or french much like eut été in mind

the scatological golden calf
the fountain
itself any lowercase letters

mean
poverty
poetry peace possibility or

freytag-loringhoven in french
making if any
richard in

german armut
meaning the
beautiful cedarn fountain itself and the urinal

itself any and also on itself
any lowercase letter means poverty
poetry peace possibility

although
duchamp’s lhooq citation of the famous
commercial origins and also

on its commercial origins
and lowercase letters
meaning if we

separate the meaning
poverty poetry peace possibility
from lhooq citation needed

name r mutt rn and in german in general
armut meaning any if any lowercase
letters meaning poverty poetry peace possibly

meandering ur-mutt and jeff
making levi another if and jeff
meaning rs mutter meaning if

Wikipedia Poem, No. 130

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“The street has swallowed itself into border.” Kush Thompson


thought died he said he bought 
a stay stayed close to tie us together 
and other darkness and stripes 

in the new museum of wood tin
and around the subject of sculpture 
when every person who sevens 

is looking for William Merritt who chases 
stars and reassembles the canvas with painting 
retrospective of hard truths museum of sculpture 

lost cows the tablewidth watermelon was a guide 
for exhibition of sculpture lost century in the piece 
and help the darkness when every person who sevens 

was through their white bought start 
on a picture when theyI get a work 
of sculpture when every person was a man 

leads into a major exhibition tie us together 
other other other and the piece around 
the shredded traveling retrospective hard truths

the museum of Iraq he shredded painted major 
every person was a celebration Thornton Dial 
told the tablewidth watermelon to guide him

for exhibitions of fine art and around the 
darkness of a large exhibition of sculpture 
when I get a work in the new museum of 

then I get a work of sculpture lost cows 
the darkness of sculpture lost in the American folk 
and in the time of sculpture lost through 

every person was a guide now 
with watermelon whole of southern lot 
other other commented simultaneously 

at the tablewidth watermelon who sevens
like a bunch of art modernly shredded 
a major exhibition of sculpture with several cows 

that he shredded a man 
lead in the century in California 
in the tablewidth watermelon 

a celebration of sculpture in new museum 
of wood of tin of soil of a large exhibition 
presented on a spit up ahead in whole of 

fine art and around the darkness of art and 
help the shredded closeness to tie us together 
comme des crainte of the piece and the painting 

stars and their which was through every person 
who is like a world Mr Dial told Mr Dial image 
from a bright start of contemporary art 

soil in the shredded closeness to tie us together’n 
cooking setting setting hard retrospective truth
the museum of the tablewidth watermelon 

a whole lot of sculpture lost cows that he shredded 
n’a car seat n’around the time of grapes 
in the new museum kind bisected and disastrous


Source: Grimes, William. “Thornton Dial, Outsider Artist Whose Work Told of Black Life, Dies at 87.” 
The New York Times, 27 Jan. 2016. Web. 28 Jan. 2016.