take something sharp & begin observe the crescent curve of his back folded fullmoon the rabbit world opens thickly; darkly bound these stitches you are bookbinder cartographer historian: this body of work to be studied the rabbit measures by its teeth where all wisdom is stored how it discovers its existence identity kit & kindle its rabbit-proof remove the incisors these are your luck the feet may be soft & more sightly yes, but they are merely decoration knowledge is the greater fortune ask the rabbit on the tall ship the rabbit with the pocketwatch ((((( the ribs like bows unstrung beware the sharp end there will be no fairytale wound sleep awhile, if you will but expect no handsome visitor its capped heart a flask for what? linseed oil? fodder for careful creatures ears raised & a phosphate thump label the provinces: calcaneus carpus cranium femur ilium mandible maxilla phalanges radius scapula sternum tibia a rabbit atlas
30.0: CUSTOMPoetry Editor joanne burns
Released July 2009
Index of Poems
Cover Image: David Prater
Custom/Made was released in two parts. 30.0: CUSTOM contains poems selected by joanne burns. 30.1: MADE consists of remixes of these poems by the contributors.