It’s like you are pregnant with your mother
her or something about her
boiling inside you
like a rap song
no greater image
except for me?

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Blue was swallowed by night.
Red flower became black flower.
Day was overcome
and still all was beautiful.

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There’s been a slump in law since lies became facts, matched by a retail surge since truth’s been discounted. On the boarded-up high street, drizzle-damp cups call out for change in three-for-two offers and buy-one-get-one-free deals to assuage any guilt that may still cling.

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Our empty hearts     once filled
with unflinching     alacrity,
agitated overnight     we stood
by oil radiators    metal accordions;

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so she was no stranger to history
Now a citizen representing her adopted country,
Sifan Hass of the the Netherlands was out
​to make a different kind of history:

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I’m sailing in the moonstream
I’m walking with the white noise feet
 
we can hear the sunshine
​nothing in the tree is a secret

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And I remember you in a different desert and 
a dozen other far places away from our friends 
away from any sight, away from any harm 
when we were not so young and it must end. 

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Home on leave,
the coldest night
of early mountain spring—
he brought forties
from the county line—

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Hear the young girls betrayed by innocent dreams 
of love, stolen from weeping suburban streets
drugged and sold behind the truck stop’s diner 
​soft young flesh shaking in the shadows.

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All those slam poets
Convinced we live in
A ghetto by the sea
Must have been dreaming

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At those international shindigs with
All the countries in attendance,
Count on America’s reps
To start heading
For the nearest exit door.

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I reaffirm my transformation
the hot-blooded wish to blow this nation
like the wolf of the three pigs
I get my inspiration
from stars being the sky’s wig

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he spoke and all the intelligence in the room
was sucked away in a cognitive vacuum
then he puked out “truths” manufactured
in Tennessee sweatshops
​by homeschooled children

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making that phone call home
daddy where are you
is this the right number
It’s supposed to ring the old phone

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How often do grave injustices make for great documentaries
can we all take a moment to express our disgust that 33 prisoners
and 7 cops were executed by the State of New York with endorsements
from Albany and the White House of course if you don’t know your state
capitals Albany doesn’t mean anything to you

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Just because it is in your genes, doesn't
mean it isn't difficult. They say you can
bend hell, they say you are a mud puppy.
We know that scarring slows down your
process, but doesn't stop it. All together.

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Do I want life along with so many
conditions, me who is so defenseless.
My otherself stares before the mirror
and pushes through another domain:

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Yet both are men separately.
Ongoing magic. Broad topsyturviness.
Slow, merciless.
A new one is coming: almost perfect.
​I swallow it.

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It’s not even hopeless.
Not vicious.
Serves the absence.
​Delivers the unnecessary.

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I am the stronger, the unprotected
Tough as a woman, austere.
Delicate as a man, fragile, gentle.

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she cajoles you to follow
the scent on the bodies
of every other women
do you recoil—on all?!

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Seasons jam up.
Drill through the spring.
Winter, summer starts attacking.

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(Sharon Stone swaps her legs.
She might catch up with me.)
Did I run ahead? How reckless.

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Let’s say: I’ll tell you. Let’s say: You’ll listen.
My dearest!
You congregator!
​How should I use you?

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A few lap dances may fit in: I love it.
The way all these witches kill each other!
​How jealous they are because of me!

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They’re hanging in rich clusters.
He’d hide in one cluster, but
someone knows who he really is.

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you are to be compared:
you resemble me.
Your shining eyes
seduce and repel me.

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Where am I in my body?
Without a body? I don’t know. Imaginary blue
like an imaginary sky.

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Can’t take it anymore. This distillate is too raw to me.
The beast wins out of beauty.
The scale goes off balance.

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When I was beautiful with hate and around-around / When
I was beautiful with hate and the implanted heart of the Snowqueen and I still
​wasn't absolutely his / When I was beautiful with joy and around-around

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Yet she never laid an eye on me ever.
Her place is in a peep show
Where she’d enjoy the sight
alone without stakes.

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He sticks to her body,
pulls his weight to her, in his body,
​He’s tense inside her. He sticks to her.

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He tries to come, in vain.
He jerks me off
as if I were a tired
personal object. I imagine
the rest.

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White hotel. Where sin is absent. And
so is guilty conscience.
You languish.

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I was getting down
to basics,
when the telephone
 
began to ring.

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Then came the odors.
The badly installed roots.
As corpus delicti.
On the operating-table.

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To be a sad empty vase
to be a withered flowergirl in a vase
to be a tiny microphone
to be a crawl upon a shoulder

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Wandering tired lady aristocrats
Baronesses choked by their own shrivelled hair
Mannerism rococo Art Nouveau Baroque
Gothic laceneck serieses. Nothing but foolish
​Young ladies.

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