ghost

driftwood delivered here from atlantic and pacific shores
on the backs of swanky dogs is still damp

those who love to read by picking words from the page
at random keep thousands of caged tangy sneakers at home

secret ice cream maps of roaming beasts drip apart
some angels are still at large relentlessly painting water

humid air full of scattered wings tails and ears
doesn’t stir in the wake of an equine ghost

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3 thoughts on “ghost

  1. DRIFTWOOD—OMINUS AND SINISTER
    FROM A WORLD TOTALLY DIFFERENT
    TO THE FAMILIAR HOMEFRONT
    WORDS TOO HOLY TO BE TOUCHED BY POETS
    WORDS THAT POINT OUT THE INCOMPLETENESS
    OF OUR MIGHTY CREATOR
    INTOLERABLE WORDS
    THE PAIN OF ANIMALS
    THE PAIN OF CHILDREN
    THE PAIN OF WOMEN
    MEN WITH NUMBERS
    IN THEIR HEADS
    NUMERICAL SIN

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    • all holy words are hollow
      in the worst possible sense of the word
      hollow as wood and earth have never been
      all the barbarians from aztecs to russians
      defect from their sacred tongues in droves
      in order to talk bullshit in english or french
      a pleasure the native speakers could barely appreciate

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  2. YOU SPEAK OF SWANKY DOGS
    AND ONE MUST POINT OUT
    THAT YOU SLAVE-DRINK
    THEIR ALCOHOL
    * bad-mouth readers that pick out words
    from the page ???
    at random—pick out words at random
    readers that pick out words at random
    PERHAPS READERS
    THAT PICK OUT WORDS
    AT RANDOM
    ARE
    COMMON CLASS
    NOT LAUGHINGLY COMMON

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