27: EXPERIENCE



Conversation

On the downstairs office telly I just heard two fat-faced U.S. politicians talking of Iraq & one man claimed the way to kill insurgencies was 'clear a hole,' & then he said 'a hole is being cleared – why, I …

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Churches of the Developed World

(a partly found poem) to light a candle drop any coin into the slot (more coins may be required for longer prayers) on medical advice communion is to be made by receiving the bread only (salivation is to be kept …

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The Great Cosmic Sauce

Ten O'clock, two balloons and a banner have taken flight and settled against the moonless sky, bobbing and twisting like a mask that's been cobbled together with stickytape and hope. An insect the size of two fingers lands on the …

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Man in the Shape of Someone’s Father

You were craving eclipse already, though you didn't know it; and the son you'd lost and found and lost again was a wound you'd learnt to scab, but which festered nonetheless, as shame will do. You were master of how …

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Experiential

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Boxes small

for james, and Kasia     the shape of mortality eludes us. an enforced placid response to today the form of our cells discontents me. in america and immoderate states I have buried too many children and with the penance …

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Dear Diary

8:52 people will say im formulaic 8:53 “a poem with fewer pictures looks better” 8:54 i lust her … and will splice me … 8:55 imagine an individual walking up to christ and spitting on him 8:56 youll forgive me …

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Ode 8

i want to be the invisible hand want a spore & make a catalog of absence starting with the word “we” there is always a reason a litany of blizzard the size of texas celebration of arsenic i become trapped …

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Sonnet A

” . .. the culture's lingering anxiety” according to paris hilton ” . . . ego obeys the requirements of reality” according to paris hilton “I have no boots to hike through Jerusalem” according to paris hilton of a deaf …

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The Suspect

Over there, in the Other land, I was gharb-zadeh, Farsi to the effect of west- smitten. Over here, in 'Our' land, I am Muslim immigrant, nomenclature with grave allusions: unemployment, anger, and unpredictable police attention. Over there I was an …

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To Sydelle Belin on the Redemption of the Bank Leumi Bond, Twelve Years Later

At my Bat Mitzvah I did not know what a bond was how to save or make money, just how to take it and give a big smile. Bank Leumi sent me a letter. My folks fished out the gift …

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An urban dictionary: I

I pops my colla I pulled a boner I pity the fool I owned you I obliterate someone I pressed the button I plain just don't care about them I missed the part where that's my problem I remember Cecil …

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