we have many countries
but you don't need it
we are different now
a combination of security and rediscovery
different forms of products
the target group
we perform is
everything exists when they are very honest
we will complete the test
it can even replace the work
we do for ventilators
that people can't even believe.
moves in hard,
black air for black lungs,
black water for black thirst
black plague for black neighborhoods
while denial is riverrunning
through the town's whiteside
election job limits number of protests
storming Sisyphus crazy downward flattening all curves
dying no matter what the herd
the oracle died at a point in China
the hoard over time concept in the world
honored, not crazy
the country heroism of pharmacists
terror of altruistic
citing asian colds
the "misquoted" mosquito on the platform
this is a very unfair question
many outstanding professionals respect some of them.
you are on the other side with many people
many people say the same thing and are confident
many people do not get it right.
I was lucky either because of luck
or because we closed the border
we are denied china
we have our american god
you need to be done.
but we banned china which was very lucky.
socialist dancing in the streets of chinatown
Reopen Pandora's Economy-Sized Box!
reopen the hair salons
but the border, STFU.
casino cats dig nil
As they print
his tense asides,
dents the press's
sense of pride.
hold your distance, rare old-fashioned examination yodeler, constitutionally heretical lies only rate one quote: unbelievable iniquity never ends.
a red pill
you don't just take
you live inside its bubble
until your heart expires
remdesivir: its shiny armor
spiky resources pooling
intractible respirator reservoir
reserving to itself
its only mutated arrival
so far so near
to the heartbeat of capital
the pumping blood of the serfs
the waveride to the lungs
riptide of phlegm
america's f stop
absent prophylactic prep
the population's viral aperture
widens with economy
at its game's peak.
Steve Carll lives with his family in Arcata, California. His books include Tracheal Centrifuge (Factory School, 2006), Tao Drops, I Change (with Bill Marsh, Subpress, 2004), Trace a Moment's Closure For Clues (Logodaedalus, 1996), and Sincerity Loops (Bathysphere, 1995). His work has recently appeared in Otoliths, WCP Magazine and SurVision. From 1988-1998, he edited the literary journal Antenym. Performance video of most of his poetry from 1991 to the present can be found at https://www.youtube.com/@stevecarll/videos. Steve recommends the Arcata House Partnership.