flag of my disposition
A child said What is the grass?....
I guess it must be the flag of my disposition, out of hopeful green
A child said
I run across the street against the light
I am he having been;
having been run over,
that this is what it must be like
I continue, having been dismissed.
"I accept reality and dare not question it."
You see, I am he.
Someone had died,
someone had taken
I am having been
a picture of me.
Thus, I am healthy, strong, but "if you'll pardon my saying,"
lazy. It causes a persistent pain, either in the heart, or chest. When
the steam comes in through the floor, it's like a bomb going off.
hurrah for positive science
in city hall yard
You see it has been
having been an almost being
but not present;
it will be
what image you'll remember,
having to be, having to do
beside the stories:
the police take senior citizens shopping
the poorer workers shuttled into the suburbs
the hazardous fumes contained in an incubator
the falling masonry from the western union building
having been a picture of me,
recipes, mixing faux chemistry
turning into an invention
vinegar and sugar lands on me
Thus, I am waking up thinner, having been another in the thin air
between sleep and sciencean attempt to understand them, I guess.
The clowns are in coincidences occurring. An empty bucket falls over his
head and then another bucket falls over my head.
In having been a lecture about prepositions, especially "of,"
appropriative one, creates a narrative that's not there, having been
pointing to dangers of even the smallest in order to condemn a larger
illusion? having been imperialism?
copper and then glass plates of solidified chlorine
sounds of birds to drive me crazy
a woman in a bathtub of mud, then
the skeleton of a mermaid in the boiler room
having been of them, now see them
through radioactive imposition and probing
no extensive presence or shadow
a skeleton of its former body
circular with slender staircases
on the surface of a jar
a ball, a shot, glancing off of shining surfaces
how it sits beneath the ground,
the flowers in the gutter in front of the signatures
There is a photograph of three men in military gear
around each other
he knew his entire idea and had chosen to present
just the edges to the audience
having just a bullhorn
A child said What is the grass?
It must be waifs and strays set loose from an abandoned frame