Self-Conscious About My Ancestry

Wikipedia Poem, No. 635

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“Ogni parola / è un gallo che canta all’alba. / Al mattino vedo il tuo volto / teso a strapiombo sulla mia grandezza.” Alda Merini

      permanently debilitated 
     google street 
    view images of acquaviva platani planted 
          soft yellow was much older 
than the 
average 
american the terminal point 
in
a careful permanant debilitating thought google street 
view images 
        carefully 
       scan 
  what's really there not
       what's 
      really modest colonialist influence i 
  spent hours 
rippling
       through
   google street view images of instafame 
   foreground holds 
background nisseni no more