Outlaws stealing ownership take the apostrophe.
"the price is absurd, but the books small and thin"
I palmed Heaven & other poems, at nineteen, in Schenectady.
"Poets are criminals in America," Illegitimately
received(its all empty space
endless) to take in
By taking ownership, outlaws steal the apostrophe.
"The problem of how to make a living plagues me." (and me!)
13. Remove literary, grammatical and syntactical inhibition
I pilfered Heaven
& other poems, at nineteen
"with poetry, I took that self to New York City"
appropriation is the found-
ation of tradition
outlaws steal taking ownership by the apostrophe
--thought Jack, too, would applaud from eternity
my heisting his poems,
parenthetically Without making one false move
I lifted Heaven & other poems, at nineteen in Schenectady
"Poets are criminals in America," I agree.
More than stolen lines are my homage to Ted Berrigan.
Ownership stealing outlaws take the apostrophe,
just as I stole Heaven & other poems, at nineteen in Schenectady.
Michael Costello is currently working as an Assistant
Editor for Palio Communications. His newest home is
once again in Schenectady, NY. He recently graduated
from New School University with an MFA in creative
writing. His work has been published in CROWD and on
the Web @ http://www.swankwriting.com.
to enjoy the simple things in life.