Saturday, July 28, 2012

As If You'd Added to Your Flesh

once the electronic is looking for you
camels are no longer imaginary
everyone agrees    broken pieces of detectives
are traded at pawnshops
as if you'd added to your flesh
as if you'd added
get it back
four months and twenty days
you made languages about
brush away the crusty lining
you warm to the mice
under her consciousness you have civilization
under the fingernails
under her consciousness you have fingernails
like civilization
under her civilization you have flesh
like consciousness

from The Troubles (1993)

Thursday, July 12, 2012


tomorrow i leap
tomorrow the rest of the world leaps with me
leaps fences
leaps bridegrooms bridges
hotel siestas
the kind of wool found only in plantlife
broken bricks     tired eyes
enema asphyxiation lights the color
of night warrens smooth diamonds
furry wrenches hot dogs chilled cats dirty rats
of all sizes and dimensions of nod
     all the 
             you never
your housebroken home in the suburbs of mudville
unlike casey we will leap
and leap
and leap
and land leaping 
on new ground

from Thebes (1991)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

people walking

people walking / their heads
in fishbowls
my dear / the moon
is full tonight

from Thebes (1991)