Tram Spark
Friday, October 31, 2003
I make too much
of this smoke
I could stain my teeth
with you
settle the bill
chew the fat
babycakes
sweetness
honeybunch
mumble  
Wednesday, October 29, 2003
Self-segregated into vaginas
and penises red plonked
on upholstery and
moistened in cotton on

You think it's your heart
You think it's your heart
You think it's your heart
It's the song

Someone cleans up after this 
Tuesday, October 28, 2003
I am in love with the invisible woman.
Not the yodeling radio cowgirl,
not the rider of high-diving horses
on Coney Island or the girl next door
who helped her mother bake in the kitchen.
Not the woman under my desk in my wires,
not the woman who moved to Al Abama
and performed less frequently
(though she was urged), not the woman
survived by her daughter Dorothy.

I am in love with the woman invisible
in nylons until they spark
and bunch on the wall-to-wall.
Her hat snaps off in winter
and her scarf unwinds her throat.
She blacks eyeholes going out.

I am in love with the X-ray woman
who pinches my stupid candle out,
who doesn't need light, who has
never seen conjoined twins cracked
in two and looking at each other. 
Saturday, October 18, 2003
At an address in Pompeii,
Pope ii, papa, Johannes Paulus.
We all stalk still.
We talk in a crowd.

They found a sentry,
they say, in the ash
still holding his post,
and a golded woman
round her shape down
with gladiators, they say,
and the swell of a
woman's belly,
the impress of a breast
blown in the stone,
they say.

If anyone left
who saw him flesh,
not under eyelids,
not in wood grain nights,
was there,
he must have been
dying then razed
when it settled.

Now they fill
our gaps with plaster,
know in the stone
by what wasn't there. 
The pope's checking out
a man in a fancy coat
who hopes against hope
-- there's the question --
for hoteled red hats
have their say after all
where the luggage goes 
Thursday, October 16, 2003
The pope holds up
his mass at the mic
for rock-sound crowds,
screaming virgins,
for the stones of Rome.

In the rain, nuns and
priests go under
banners and he calls
out to Toledo, to San
Francisco, out to Santa
Fe, to us writhing
in the pit: come
forth, even you,
cameraman. One more
time, even you.

St Syllable died
attached to a
wheel of beads.
St Alfa was chained
to a printer's devil.

The man who drives
the Popemobile
has a firm hand on
the wheel and works,
the blinkers,
a foot on the clutch.

Even you. 
We drink at the rose,
at the king's head, we
drink at the thorn and
the badger. Where the
bee sucks, we've been. 
My jacket
is pegged
at the door.
If I put it on
I'll get colder
and further. 
Girl on a stoop
waiting for not
this guy in a hood
not this guy
with a shiny case
not this guy.
She kisses this
girl on a stoop. 
Wednesday, October 08, 2003
Someone's love is always
falling in, the air burned
from the inside, leaving
a pair of smoking pumps
stood up or high boots
kicked in a corner.
You hope someone
waters the plants. 

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