Transactional Middle Class Aubade

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Why is failure so central to your work?

At Christmastime,
I abandon warm twin towers of trash curbside
for the formal procreation of
the underprivileged and the poor.

What does failure mean to you?

All good men wear Gucci loafers.

Socrates wears Gucci loafers.
Therefore, Socrates is a good man.

Hungry Science Fiction Poem

Wikipedia Poem, No. 608

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“And it was lovely, / When the girl with the huge tits and lively eyes, // — She’s not one to be afraid of a kiss! — / Laughing, brought me bread and butter, / Warm ham, in a colored plate, // White and rosy ham flavored with a clove / Of garlic, — and filled my enormous mug, with its foam / Which a late ray of sun turned gold” Rimbaud

they will open into their relationship 
sons and crafts   projects of home again in the phaedo 
alone   electro-paternal modeling   play-doh      
flour water salt boric acid mineral oil   lovers to him   
fathered him   in terms of toys   and taste
a gift begat from identity   projected   paternal compound 
retail groups account of the home   identity and phaedo 
the toy market metastasized his boy         begged his first man
ancillary merchandise launch        his social valence compound       
used by          his son          a gif

 

Sappho

Wikipedia Poem, No. 428

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“I am coming; but I do not think I could better explain what they are, than I have done by exclusion of the other figures.” Socrates via Valéry

sly i
the poet
graciously
meant to say
output
as in copula
or contains
particles and determines
its simplest yet
most meaningful verb
twined around sappho’s
esophagus the symptoms
a poet’s symptoms
manifest in the divorce
of stratonice
stratonice of syria
queen of the seleucid empire
from 300 bc until 294 bc

Wikipedia Poem, No. 280

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“—Words gather like flies above this carcass of meaning—” Adrienne Rich

 

most common examples the
view from slightly different angles 
most common examples any 
illusion printed to an array

         of the unseen can make so much are framed in 
      apart a nuclear period of 
    sam 
   any 
man gapes at 
  law enforcement 
in 
computer systems and is part 
  owner
of
the 
      exquisiteness 
of the
figure now 
of supervised 
        release
the lenticular blinking 
         on  
floats
          or of the 
fairest and 
truly subjective
could 
somehow dial and molting test a well-publicized platform 
    manner more then 
     he 
would study therefore 
winning wire fraud
       two could somehow 
          dial activity 
the starry heaven who saw their 
los 
angeles in los angeles in 1999
     supervised confinement arrested one fraud
    exact to be 
approached by another man 
  gapes 
  at the true motion 
  to knowledge only which is 
equal or pictures on to 
charged wire or electronic 
    computer a special judge 
   that knowledge of reason 
     a visible hand and justice 
       of both 
      to 
be a simpleton: but in investigating that 
         before the speaking you mean 
he 
says that do you 
         mean that he 
          floats 
    or blinks 
 to 
   possess 
      the 
internet judicial
consulting
  on to 
        that 
before the said the hand and such are
such are

paculum-spec2-sm

Source:

  • Rich, Adrienne. “Letters Censored Shredded Returned to Sender or Judged Unfit to Send.” Collected Poems, 1950-2012. , 2016. Print. Page 1012.