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originally published 2010

 

Pine a blooming parasite

Twined

Poised on a twig a jackdaw

Issues a pungent cry

Indignant towards celestial

Lights

 

One raises short-sighted

Blood-shot eyes

Curses the bird

Flicks it a bud

Gaunt over coated layman

Hangover holding out a

Gout

Rejected or rejecting

Relations he had suffered through

Acquaintances with exiled few

Shady

financial statements

Among the intellectually

Vain

The reputation he had

Gained

For likening a line of cocaine

To that from Joseph Brodsky

His hazel pupil,

Piercing and cold, a

Needle on the record of the

World.

And thirty passes

Round the Sun

Same old tune filters out

Never to be heard

Into the cosmos so vast

It is absurd

And yet familiar

Enough

To stir in scientists

And bums feeling

Of domesticated love.

If only to grow hoar

Retire, collect a pension

Bore the younglings

With references to hardships

During the depression,

Collapse,

The August crises

Become oblivious as to the

Possibilities

Of contemporary

Electronic devices

But History, severe and

Dull,

Deludes its prey in alcohol,

Abandons it to die

In alley’s dark, back roads of

Time.

Ecce the chapel o’ the Bar

‘Hit me boy double

Kentucky corn nectar’

In the corner on the stage

Prancing round a

Double bass

Nonchalant his fingers

Face

He had always thought

That he was

What he was not

 

 

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Linear is a device?

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Shape pleases the eye

P.S. there’s a line missing

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some of us might know who this dude really is, and in reading his stuff again I can only say this is absolutely wonderful, I mean this stuff rocks man, rocks!! I swear to god I wish i could write poetry like this.

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Well done... I'm curious what's the missing line?

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