from Live from the Woodley Park Marriott, Washington, DC
Incidentally, I am in the chest market
so keep me away from impeccable locks
for they will prove hard to escape
when I happen to be dropped
in the river. Realize I mean something
different: my escape will be hard
to prove when the river
drops in on me.
Teeth are breaking in the clock.
Everything depends upon: it depends:
The absence of a gourmet cupcake
and a good coffee is similar
to a prostitute’s failure to warm.
I had wanted a yellow bird
on a branch in my hand.
What I got was: yellow birding
a hand, the yellow of bird,
a bird yellowing a nest.
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