Malachi Favors

Wikipedia Poem, No. 812

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“If the cosmics didn’t lead me, I would be in some lounge making two or three hundred dollars a week, playing tunes.” Malachi Favors

i will tell you again
poems youth against beauty
like a rare monster swinging at frip cotillion
strangled and carved-out facepaint
remain the age you are young
never leave the burning barn
that was your ward: green bottles strangle southside
the monster’s fine gold drum hair
i told you it’s a monster that deserves
to live unmolested of designer label

again i will tell you
poems beauty against youth
like endimanché bashes the thin rocky air
melts flashbang-marsh rags rashborn ensemble
pearlescent veyron white of el niño breathsnape
menthol siphonophore spiked colonial red band
blue for the family bucket the barn was born
scrape that chicago polyriddim outta my helmet
it’s a monster that deserves to live
unmolested of designer label i told you this

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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

Print Formatting with Strings

Wikipedia Poem, No. 795

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black of 
    warmth 
  of a 
   truce 
      in 
          warmth of death i 
      live in black of death i 
live in that disappearing apparition 
you and the black bough
      of black of 
moments only 
i 
          am the 
   apparition that 
disappears 
believes without noticing you ask me with strings 
      black moments 
on an order of space 
of the apparition you and 
the 
         cleric in 
favor of 
  death i 
      live 
in 
    what disappears 
and space 
and 
black 
          the black of you under moments 
only i am sacerdotal of  
  apparition 
         your 
         caresses but 
i 
do not confess you ask me forever 
print forever print forever print forever

Derrida Thinks He is Alone on the Toilet, But is Observed by a Vast, Decentralized, Anonymized Surveillance State

Wikipedia Poem, No. 786

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“Blow up your life / Attune your senses”
— Carolee Schneemann

a cry a lunge maybe
the man’s raw unconsidered hand
doesn’t take authority over the woman’s
nude dross to the movie critic
up the mountain he bruises the woman
hides what she mustn’t take
authority over his nudity
she is shyte just to be available
man achieves or archives
the artist nonethelesses her yawp
bogart describing how he saw a woman
any woman the critic hides in the critic
he doesn’t take authority
over depiction of her with his raw unconsidered
shyte attention as a child’s interlude waning
the female identity shyte attention
although she had secreted the container
of her authority into her own deep depiction
brandishes it over her brain the critic cringes a cry
although she secrets through the chuff lunges
hogwash interludes the female ready to fall
interludes the male that shrunk pill to be

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Skull Material

Wikipedia Poem, No. 784

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dromaeosaurid theropod dinosaurid 
the later part of 
the later part of 
       dromaeosaurid 
the 
later part 
o

although others 
     have been 
assigned in the 
        past ognized 
       although 
      others have been assigned in th

mongolia ngoliensis 
fossils of this 
species 
have been discovered 
      in mongoliensis fossils 
o

      for 
skull material 
    from inner mongolia china ed 
          in 
       for skull 
material 
from inner 
mong

other 
dromaeosaurids like deinonychus 
and achillobator velociraptor 
    nevertheless shared many of 
the

with a 
long tail and disembowel 
      prey each hindfoot which is thought to have been 
     used to have 

long and 
      low skull
with 
an upturned snout omaeosaurids 
   by 
      its long 
and 
      low 
skull

How to Read a Poem: Read a Poem

Wikipedia Poem, No. 777

HTRAP

imagine you are the manifest destiny, the milk and the honey

the book
the well
the temporal we

any one page from our archive
our language
our unachieved pleasures

the visual combination
the flux of a poem
the little sentence

our stored image
our diabolical interregnum
our king of kind poems

the forms
the expectations
the provided stresses

our first chapter
our reader
our lyric drama

may be duplicated to look at

Anchor Point on Marx’s Birthday

Wikipedia Poem, No. 775

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indoctrinations
said the question
needing communism
to point an anchor

profane
said the blames
with lyrics beckoning
snow

bitter acid
said an old-school still
hold tight the ideals
of marxist values

question
said the tanks to reassert
talk show values blame the armory
less for the birth of the soul