Explaining Alcoholism to a Christian Using a Metaphor about Photosynthesis

Wikipedia Poem, No. 787

circus-of-the-sun-sm

disaster hammers
choice

diving into memory’s wreck
reveals god an addict

produce and improve
think and civil war

come you groundbreaker
annual depending flashes of green tumble

the fruiting lift of its time
prisms individual residents

hole up at the corymb mall
the follow-up between younger pews

saint george slays
a spray of arboreal math

saint matt jolts his subjects
this isn’t the god damned lottery

Lucie Brock-Broido

Wikipedia Poem, No. 739

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“According to the census I am unmarried / And unchurched. // The woman in the field dressed only in the sun.” Brock-Broido

  crown of smoke nation hunger as portable illusion any old hunger . . . . . . . 
. . . . . . . theory subsumes hunger and mortality illusions     hunger as . . . . . . . 
. . . . . a hunger as . . . . . . . moralist for nations hunger is always potable 
illusion          seeming syntax    branch from trunk spore from gill 
      as an 
   as 
a    

        gettering 
       to the field 
   dressed now 
     told
      whom is dying to 
come to terms with 
        our self 
          like arctic 
arctic caps a married possible 
field dressed 
in the big beautiful blubbery suit whom dying dying dying  
a ring too far gone to the
great am unmarried 
   according to the census i am dying

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Source: Brock-Broido, Lucie. “You Have Harnessed Yourself Ridiculously to This World.” Poetry Foundation, Oct. 2013.

Recursive Diagram Confession (FN Model 1910)

Wikipedia Poem, No. 709

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i 
drink nothing-gas 
operation 
form 
   the breech)
      the other room gold
    scream and sweet firearms operate for 
      a headache
fired gas 
operation) 
      
that killed 
the potted sky)
      nothing departs logical 
at 
the sky from the other 
  room 
gold 
cream and 
sweet firearms opening 
      principle of 
      blowback 
systems 
scream and sweet music
sweeps sand 
      sweet 
       fired 
  gas 
operation 
        at the 
        potted plant 
        in the 
archduke
this 
denied 
    because 
in 
    most action form 
        the 
belgian gun
  aims final
explodes 
     final 
  i 
drink 
because i'm 
the purest form of desperation) 
    form 
   this denied 
because i'm sad nothing 
   principle 
of blowback 
weeps 
      final
in action form

“A poem demands unity”

Wikipedia Poem, No. 452

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

Wikipedia Poem, No. 178

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“Wreckt, in deep danger, he shook once his head, / returning to meditation. And word had sped / all from the farthest West / that Henry was desired: can he get free / of the hanging menace, & this all, and go?” Berryman

 

the 
   most 
       powerful image absence 
realized in stillness

    the greek herákleion
and giant glabrum 
        bearing pinnate hairs 
gives 
fennel and common hogweed
they produce insects
between june 
      and serrate referring to 
    striate forms 

a reminder concludes 
witnessing 
a people serviced in destruction and
recitation
      
entire 
      worlds l'shana 
       haba'ah couched in desire to rebuild
a third time ushers in 

    this world 
        lovely
    who could
have himselves

conserve children 
no god for thanking
         volunteers agree to be long 
 
    that's 
a shield 
again why do young return home
       
or did you 
honey the ancient 
hospital 
      to succinctly form 

time indicates gore silences the gorge
time gores silence
quiet gorge

Frank

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“saffron, crocus sativa”

frank   take the plastic bag off yr head
poets planted light here   not people
poets with banana plants for tendons

or poets’ armies of thick carbon fiber killers
faces loaded with pulverized crocus   frank
bring me proof of meaningful life

beyond the gun range   poets   frank
were sown in victory’s forehead
frank   you listening   when was the last time

you went a-fishing from south beach pier
rainbow trout gasping like dandelion   frank
reciting rebecca lindenberg as you adamantly

burn through the last filament of air
are you mournful or war wise
I   for what it’s worth   buttstock bipod flash

guard   rather a dry   wise cactus   frank
whose dusty broach crawls forth
like a foul hand toward the sun

begging   always
begs like a
beggar