“A poem demands unity”

Wikipedia Poem, No. 452


position pygmy point ritual 
carpels factors plant species  
       spiral functions
large-grains       moths 
white flowers 
fonds organists whorl
bodies axis maples diaspora stamen
arrangia moth 
       pole primordia

America Waves

Wikipedia Poem, No. 439


“It is snowing and now / it is raining and slush is all the mud / Manhattan can hope for / yet if it holds / we may have flowers all / over the sidewalks after / all” Frank O’Hara


promote rock needles
the reservation last year stands
very fossil fueled that mr trump adopts
but some slime became a ghost symbol

of needle reservation last a nearby grassy hill
families and the peptide stripes of empty tribute
dayglo tribes empty days tribes in a thousand tattered
promises promote empty days tribe empty days

tribes in tattered pro-drilling lifts please pledge
to the president’s promises the presidents promises to their
hawk stars in the osage betrayal of names
of thousands of tattered promises the worst tribes

french tribes american tribes thousands tattered tribes include
empty days tribes in orange to the pale yellow halls that
mr trump adopted but some hen if he brings regulation
look rock needle regulations or approve new pipelines

a global symbol of black needle ghosts
regulation its a nasty grassy hill
with families and familiars
like deep blue southwestern tatters

Wikipedia Poem, No. 270


“Only should we / wander a bit and then return without expectations, does some faint impulse twitch at its / base before expiring,” Ashbery


the master-general’s war campaign
for months has treated minor advisers
and top patrons as a scrap or threat

from this pathetic platoon
lorried deep into a methane
swamp the master-general insists

on criticizing the march
and truck-drivers who abide
he also belittles the moon

perhaps he has no regrets
about his attacks maybe they
at crossroads rebuke him unfairly

but the master-general drives
home and hearth to entertain
perhaps his careening mirth

obstinacy and mortal abandon
may trigger drastic alliances
with the sunrise of anonymity




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