“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