Total Aesthetic Loss

Staten Island, New York, June 2020

cherry moves fast
consumes fuel spark air
fires momentary and true

tears
asphalt
from erudition

give it away
pennies on the dollar

corpse
of carbon

pattern making
gone so badly maybe
aerated biomass
steel screws
perchance to love

lecture urlecturer
well cared for whistling
white curator

hands of filial head

translation
blinks
concrete

total aesthetic loss

Please let me sleep

“The bike I was thinking of buying belonged to a friend. Before I could buy it, I crashed on it, riding as a passenger behind my friend, with a beautiful girl squeezed in between us, three on a bike, a Triumph, going far too fast, all of us drunk, around Place de la Concorde, and slipping out of control on the wet cobbles at 4:00 a.m. Pardner, don’t get on a motorcycle with drink in you.” Frederick Seidel

Argument with The Motorcycle Accident

Wikipedia Poem, No. 730

overhead2-sm

“Overheard2” Joseph M. Gerace. 2018.

        found 
peace imaging profound peace 
imaging fundamental color
più grande it's a bigstory.html

fuck the 
brain that 
        is in use blood flow 
more gear from a tortured boy 
snowfall cell thousands you love that you've found two women 
alone enough red deer headdress activity 
        detective something something sitting
alone in his car enough white rain 
        as in they approach the couple 
with violence writhing holly king 
born from the dialect in violence

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