This would be a whole lot funnier if I were the police. Try not to let the Hole disturb you, remember, it is not necessarily the cancelled flight. Schtum. Aren’t you at least glad I am not as far away as landscape? Aren’t you at least … as landscape? The drought is pretty much worldwide. “The environment is a good one. High prices, lots of volatility, a lot of dislocation, tightness, a lot of arbitrage opportunities.” You will not know your own voice it will be the only voice you do not recognize. You are most like those you walk down the aisles in Wal-Mart with: a horrifying discovery for some people. Who did I spend my time with in Fern? Chavela Vargas and Frida Kahlo. When the giant foot & the giant leg hammered my car into flat steel, I set out. Do you say “ow” when you’re alone? Why else am I riding into the desert with a president’s head on my head and last call puke on my diamond shoes? I’m too young to be placated. In the parable an army searches for active yeast & other placebos. Peanut butter cannot breed new life. Proceed to check out the pacifist in a clown suit. They say that if you look in the trees in the enchanted forest of Oz, you can see one of the stagehands who hung himself. Still the sky is yellow and completely with us, as if at birth. That is, we
terrified by pincers
diluted with water (and lined with marrow
in the tall
most of the nation ignored. What is that sound making the walls quake as if they were dilating with the secret knowledge of great powers? What happens when we sleep without waking up according to the normal cycles of sunlight, moonlight, starlight? In the atrium at the top of the hospital, I had an experience of vertigo so intense that I had to sit, for some time. There, I pulled a card. It was an owl with violet eyes. The hospital is a unicorn. Logic and vertigo do not balance each other out in this public space. The Taliban National Convention in Tampa? Delete. Delete. Delete.
[Note: Sources: Tomas Weber, “from Hole”, in Better than Language: An anthology of new modernist poetries (ed. Chris Goode); JBR, but see next; Chris Mahoney, as quoted in James Cusick, “We’ll make a killing out of food crisis, Glencore trading boss Chris Mahoney boasts”, at The Independent, 23 Aug 012; Feng Sun Chen, “from Groceries (list b.)”, at So and So 4; see photo embedded in untitled past at Suzy X, 28 Aug 012; Nate Pritts, “The Amazing Human Race”, at So and So 4; Elisa Gabbert, “War Is Like Go”, at So and So 4; Joe Hall, “Slush Altar”, at So and So 6; Suzy X, “I’m not too young to be angry”, at Suzy X, 28 Aug 012; Craig Foltz, “G Is For Glissade”, at So and So 6; JBR (reference to a hilariously terrifying anti-Darwinist video seen on FB); Bucky Sinister, “THE GRAY SIDE OF THE MOON”, at The Rumpus, 2 Dec 012; JBR; Tom Raworth, Eternal Sections, at Green Integer; JH Prynne, “Landing Area”, in Poems; JBR; Katarzyna Krakowiak, Making the walls quake as if they were dilating with the secret knowledge of great powers, as described in Geoff Manaugh, “As If Dilating With The Secret Knowledge Of Great Powers”, at BLDG/BLOG, 28 Aug 012; Bhanu Kapil, “Notes on delirium, hospital architecture and narrative”, at Was Gertrude Stein A Punjabi?, 28 Aug 012; JBR]