Horologic


Delayd, the — what was it? — leftover, almost said mainspring — locution —
off-putting — lifting's effort of red-wire modest stratagem.

Gem's Spa (Ninth & 2nd), chocolate folio under which eggcream air, he
told yousutured with tape and geranium rosehis

secret stutterer scrapheap "... if only we'd ...".  Said he wasn't spiritual
but could feel the awethat little Yes material script pierced (& pierces)

sleep's end of it, rose geranium whistle-stop nape of neck thistle.
Down fallow mind of pagedelay'd, early sphere theory.

Margins: Stella begins rebuke:  torn shirt Stanley's &
white silent movie-talk ending a few blue decals

in the projection cabinets.  Abuse of reliable matter (embossed), how
"A" connects to its wire.  One glancemarron glacé; when she talks about

"frame theory," the game-bird's heartbeat under glass (fluttery to her
as a pamphlet or flock of blank ink), wings tied-off.

Song rebuke rescinds the variable.  You often measured
pretence between face and thread, when you demonstrated

linen.  Corner understood (unsafe on-camera) reading him:
Delayd erasure, giving him 0 or 1.  Syllablic temptation

of yesterday's waving particle.  Lawd low Atlantis shallow.
Wrong obsidian lesson & axis ladder & hairpin do not "hold sway."

Kid integer dot picture folds up playground early, witness pulling
her inviolate back a'shine as effacement mirror not seen.

What's passed in dark's sidereal cloud chamber festoon'd with giddy scars
is past & perfect. You write: "Dear Sir: wherever you are,

please map us there ..." (open side of resilient moon yaw


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* "Horologic" originally in 20th Century, a+bend press/chapbook series, n. 37, 2000.