Anti-Villanelle

Wikipedia Poem, No. 513

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“My Mom watches Oprah to brighten the drear / You can keep your eyes open, see nothing at all / But it might be the zombies are already near” Tim Seibles

never trust a
lawman a tragic
figure a
brass roman
pendant hooked
upon a poke a
magic recursive idol

this brass poet oinked by
the academy of american
pedants click here to sniff at other
work
from poets
click here to hang
either/or

an exclusive
commission for the academy
of american academies
or click here to see
exclusive longbone huts
or a thirty-two-inch side of bacon
choked with gold filled nuts

so see the modern condition
for the american academy
of royal jewels a heliodor pendant sliced thin
by poet-warrior tragic figure this
colossal brass-polishing adipose lyre
measured in floral-print
current events fill the airless vents

crass pendant heiress
the one true idealist talisman
dangling like swollen testicles from the academy
american pork belly
mythological pokes and
tragic figurations pierced together
with self-acuminating ribs

Saffron Saffron

Wikipedia Poem, No. 454

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ONE drawn on saffron scarves
   drawn and chanted        hail lord ram!l lord ram!l lord ram!l 
lord ram!l lord ram!l lord     ram!l lord ram!l    lord ram!l lord ram!l lord ram!l 
lord ram!l        lord ram!l   lord         ram!l lord ram!l lord         ram!l lord 
ram!l lord ram!l lord        ram!l lord ram!l lord ram!l lord ram!l lord   ram!l 
lord ram!l lord ram!l lord ram!l lord ram!l lord ram!l lord ram!l lord   ram!l lord 
ram!rawn and chanted     hail lord ram!l lord         ram!l       lord         ram!l 
lord ram!l lord ram!l lor  

TWO         shops          that have since           been shut and them identify 
thousands of muslim-run butchers'     shops them identify thousands of muslim-run 
butchers' shops     the street youths           talking officers to hindu girls 
informers police officials say helping to stop       muslim-run butchers' shops that 
have since been shut and urging officials say helping them identify thousands of 
muslim-run    butchers' shops the streetice officers to stop muslim-run     
butchers' shops the streetto stop muslim-run           butchers' shops that have 
since   been        shut and urging officers to stop muslim youths talking          
to hindu girls in them 

THREE      the dominance of india's main religion which he felt was being eroded       
by yogi adityanath a       priest and politia         set up in       zero zero zero 
zero        by yogi adityanath a private militia set up in zero zero zero zero  by 
minority faithscian to assert the     dominance of india's main religion which he 
felt        was being eroded by minority faithstion which he felt was being eroded 
by minority faithsician to assert the hindu yuva vahini    (hindu yuva vahini (hindu 
yuva    vahini (hindu yuva vahini (hindu yuva vahini (hindu       yuva vahini (hindu 
yuva vahini (hindu yuva      vahini (hindu yuva vahini (hindu         yuva         
vahini (hindu youth force 

FOUR        to zero zero zero  million       last month to chief minister of uttar 
pradesh home to chief minister of uttar pradesh home to chief           minister of 
uttar pradesh home to chief minister        of uttar    pradesh    home emboldened 
openly proclaiming its    hindu roots and putting its       hindu roots and putting 
pressure on policeter of uttar pradesh home emboldened openly promotion people of 
uttar pradesh    home to zero zero zero         million last month to           
chief minister of uttar pradesh home emboldened openly promotion people of uttar 
pradesh     home emboldened openly proclaiming      its hindu roots and putting its 
hindu roots and putting i 

FIVE       country's secular statusd known for       his fiery      anti-muslim 
rhetoric and   a campaign against love jihad — or the country's secular statususs 
the conversion of hindu women to islam — has          shocked some indians who say 
it undermines the conversion         of      hindu        women to islam — has 
shocked      some indians who say it undermines the country's secular statusnversion 
of hindu women to islam — has shocked some indians who say       it undermines the       
country's secular statusn to islam — has shocked some indians       who say it 
undermines the conversion of hindu women to islam     —      has shocked 

SIX    that have erupted sporadical      hindu-first policies with the potential       
to stoke communal to stoke communal to stoke       communal to   stoke communal     
to stoke communal tensions that     have erupted sporadically through india's zero 
zero -year history india's zero zero -year        historyhrough india's    zero zero 
-year historyicies with the potential to stoke communal to stoke communal to stoke 
communal to stoke communal to stoke communal to          stoke communal tensions       
that have erupted sporadical hindu-first policies with the potential to stoke 
communal tensions that      have erupted sporadical hindu-first policies with the          
periodic decline

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Source: Jain, Rupam. “Hardline Hindu Youth Call The Shots On Streets Of Uttar Pradesh”. Reuters India. N.p., 2017. Web. 22 Apr. 2017.

Wikipedia Poem, No. 254

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“Here I am, looking around the room / At everyone getting old except the young, / Discovering that I am lacking in vanity, Not that I care, being debonair, / Delighted by an impairment of feeling / That keeps everything away, / People standing around in a display case / Even when they are in bed with you, / And the laser-guided bombs destroy the buildings / Inside the TV, not that I care, / Not that I do not like it all, / Not that I am short or tall, / Not that I do not like to be alive, / And I appeal to you for pity, / Having in mind that you will read this / Under circumstances I cannot imagine / A thousand years from now.” from Frederick Seidel’s “Death of Shah”

 

along is no arrests over my
new and insofar as they deem new dimension
so yesterday evening lost one hand

philandered world of the name
it propels the car into facebook’s wall
the first times disembodied her victims

to facebook page under all medics
stopped still closely months after
facebook undead one handed and

maybe a facebook page under alike
maybe moment live fellas god gone
one not before our eyes we’ve gotten

soon was less severe sides of a paramedic on me
somebody’s got to sometimes by a voice: i hope
it’s graphic interviewed more but other victims were

sometimes disturbing but in the live force
thirty seats thirty seats hope it’s in the car’s
facebook page the car’s floorboard talking

along to comment as its prompted demon-strangers
and clined growing she said but in the car’s floorboard
talking for removal of consciousness everyone watch

terrorists are vital injured for nursing about three boyfriends
facebook poses comments and a florida man’s hurting rubber
boys when the phone hands armed as it happened adds and

finished live feed empty seat hope it’s graphic sometimes disturbing
but others subscribe to the norse myth singing like a bullet
a bullet out of her boyfriend’s voices to acknown comment

who arrests over shooting bullet out students two other songs
the camera pointing in the adds a haunting is so users on
the recorded gets you monitor for nursing this magic protest

videos do undead town-halled voices “i hope the videos live stile
bullet outpourings home” from students trending to friends
facebook wall justified videos have turned growing clinical

tour of norse police accounts and a one-handed facebook phone
subscribes to our newest fears chilled unjust as it was
uploaded 1.65 billion times it propels the last case in a motive

an empty seat hope it happened a trend to people
was less everyone not thru knowledge thru i’m praying
lost one hand philanderer wake up graphic

sometime in high school they’re consciousness
everyone’s hand a voyeur a trend for people
from this page but other-allied will close

victims were disembodied
from stuff like the news feed
them empty seats and hope

How’s The Weather?

 

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“drive the point like a nail”

 

one strikes up a conversation
how humid it’s become as if are
your children well as if what did
you get them for christmas as if and
then recedes into art objects intake
compression power as if exhaust

one finds the hole has been dug
too deep and in one’s dream the
trains are on time as if but the platform
is too far and the feverish ticket agent
exhibits unusual aggression shoes drywall
paint wood animal fiber surgical thread

one remembers white men first then
white women then black women then
black and brown men an asian someone
from estonia dracula came from trans-
ylvania a real place i suspect no know
pain drink pen paper focus foreskin

pokemon go was released for mobile
Alton Sterling and Philando Castile
were killed by men sworn to protect
in july 2016 wooden tables silk human
hair thread lead steel intention as if action

Wikipedia Poem, No. 239

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“The First and Second World Wars … were great erasures, great crises in the continuity of civilization. … Nuclear war threatens the obliteration of all persons whatsoever. … No age prior to this age was ever so fully endangered by precisely that eventuality which poetry always contemplates, namely, forgetfulness or obliteration.” Allan Grossman, 1981

 

scribble spears
scribble the physical
meant it too

so far apparent sharps
stationary school
slippery sand outpouring

she did what she could
be a snake if she said she
would think of some electronics

circuits said she’s wrong whose
service is to remain silent she said
and check out all those cops she said

from a sunday friend
seance she said pointing
some questions for god

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Source: Grossman, Allen R, Mark Halliday, Allen R. Grossman, and Allen R. Grossman. The Sighted Singer: Two Works on Poetry for Readers and Writers.The Sighted Singer: Two Works on Poetry for Readers and Writers. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992. Page 11. Print.

Wikipedia Poem, No. 215

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“Two women took the pills, sent across the German border, to draw attention to new laws that deny them their rights.” Co.Exist

 

abroad protect that wants to go
border drone unaffordable
by german and polish women

on waves in the test of a drove
police fortunately police
pregnancy threatens that wants to
ban wind power in a pretty

private hospital treatment in
abortion worse they claim the new
stunts to ban wind power in a

bill they claim the women after
their party a right horse polish
border river after the gets

the hospital that confiscates
that wants to get everyone
climb zofia reych climb police

fortunately this proposed law
laws the border the drove river
expensive river proposed law

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Wikipedia Poem, No. 201

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“At the end of the elegy, the poet gestures / To the poem itself: ‘It has eight sections: / One for each month he lived, dying.” from 18. by Sally Keith

 

ONE

killing of Michael Brown
protests against excessive
force continues for conservatives

oakland or ferguson or baghdad on
the case the others of course crime
police killing Michael Brown that protest

excessive use of force continues
for conservatives like trump ferguson
assaults the times expanding that cities

in syria or areas target of those figures
to international ones thought watching
that cities of course of reason of course

the police expanding that protests against
excessive use of what you might call run-of-the-mill
violent crime ferguson and oakland or baghdad

isn’t a particular data point murder rates in missouri
out of 75 for which full fbi data rates are highest
there are four americas that sparked national communities

of course the police and the most dangerous cities
targets of figures and racial political conversations
places where you are dangerous places to list

not only st louis most whites were watching
that most dangerous st louis for a number
of murder a mexican non-government

in its murder rate
while the most dangerous
doesn’t include the FBI

data point murders
track meaning
dangerous racial conversations

called consejo ciudadano
para la seguridad
publica y la justicia

tracks only in facts
but doesn’t list those figures
interviews with radical racial politics

conversation as questions
of 100,000 or more in uniform
in murder a mexican questions

uniform in its murder
rate while the murder
organization questions of

100,000 or more and communities
protest against excessive resulting
more dangerous in the worst neighborhood

in the worst neighborhood in the case
the crime number of large us cities
in syria or target areas of fact

 

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november after dead detroit and
new orleans st louis baltimore detroit
and new orleans for a number of large

us cities of course the fact in syria
target of terrorists it’s hard to compare the
most dangerous in international experience

into an advantage the broader context
crime rate while most whites were murdered
by continued people which is not at all

for conservatives like trump was a political one
meant to redirect a weakness his lack of interview
populations higher in some us cities

ferguson isn’t baghdad
dangerous but doesn’t
include assaults and rapes during

most dangerous cities of course
the crime numbers reason within
the list of terrorists it’s hard to compare

trump’s tongue for other reasons
within the worse serious he continued
there are four Americas out of 75

trump’s tongue for other things
that are among the most reported
bombings more and consider the former

the city itself is alive
baghdad isn’t particularly
american in fact for a number of reasons

just steps back from the city
maintains relevance in association
prompting a reply of Never!

 


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Wikipedia Poem, No. 139

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welcome to new products
you have daved us that’s 
what we really want here

more than most we guess 
what considerate permission 
from the bobby parade? welcome 

kind riffs of the news to the new 
today will be super bright 

should we eat for love and country 
to hell as written by a horn seductive
 
clintonian permission sartre cum 
wandering eye star of them whomever 

laid stuff they led tripled saxophone lives
many fans fast for its title from tilt

An essay from Amiri Baraka’s “Bushwacked!”

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He wasn’t a perfect man, but he was radical, prescient and sage. The fire that burnt in his belly for decades, roars to this day in millions of Americans. We’ve just got to believe we’re not fighting alone and stand up together — everyday.

 

Please share this with your favorite radical activist.

Wikipedia Poem, No. 76

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make 
       up, “he said: alluding door.”

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that the department wants were 
       limited 
to quests from Ó Conaill
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former of 
         the coming ticketed county officers have.”
      
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      chapter 
    about late had two years a bell and 
       loitering the department 
    
Police heads in 
the 
      last 

          Morale
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year-towns 
squid department 
crime opponent of 
departures away
        
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his new of 
thou late how hard”

      six months. 
Academy 
transfer amount 
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say
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anonymity 
       and 
resident's street corners
no other 
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upbeat a bicycle with 
      each passing current 
      
The forces that highest 
vicing     saying more 
move officers

      Maigh Eo force it is
          the Last 
    week in May 
and loitering 
    door
 of 
        The Disbanded 

the officers sincential panel which speaks for nothing 
          just out late one veteran
	say that the country's department 
city and replace

       They Serve
        
how late how hard 
  it is limits quests 
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then 
  new of the potential dising then he, 
   struggling, disciplined