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Poem of the day

Friday, August 1, 2014

excerpted from The City Real & Imagined
by CA Conrad and Frank Sherlock

  (...)

ME: his father made
him pray to expel
all deviance

SHERLOCK: expel all
deviance!? where would
I be without it!?

hold on
initiates
of the
sun

let's follow the
insider trader's trail
to the University of
Pennsylvania

that's not a
loop hole mr.
president that's
a hula-hoop

Karma
another
cleaver of
the rich

it's never
poor folks who

tell me every
body gets
what they
deserve

Sherlock wants
Diana Ross and
Lionel Richie to
redo Endless Love
as Endless War
    it's a
    virus
Peace somewhere
means War was
sneezed some place
else our planet is
always sick with us

(to the High Hat poet
who snubbed Sherlock)
Alice Notley told us
after her reading
"some poets like to
pretend poetry is
middle class" YEAH!
Notley KNOWS!

Lorrine Niedecker
mopped floors for
a living but if
her poems were
bullets some poets
would get it good!        
(...)    

 

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