To begin ...

As the twentieth century fades out
the nineteenth begins
.......................................again
it is as if nothing happened
though those who lived it thought
that everything was happening
enough to name a world for & a time
to hold it in your hand
unlimited.......the last delusion
like the perfect mask of death

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Language 3x8

for C.B. & B.A.

1
in. in.
how to be in-
comparably
blowing.
neither up
nor out.
how daily
able.

2
sting
ray.
don’t spare
a penny.
blunt a tube.
a sparkler.
bright & like a kite.
in any air.

3
by. one. to build in
build a stable flow.
the matter
suicidal. their range
complete.
this volubility.
this insight.
showing their capacity for play.

2.1.79
recovered: 2008


NOTE. A poem, written early in our friendship, for Bruce Andrews & Charles Bernstein, never previously published, & dedicated anew.

2 comments:

RC said...

Welcome to the Internets,Jerry.Aren't we lucky Al Gore invented it,and Dubya multiplied it.

Julie said...

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