temporary peace

nameless origin blue in ocean peace
term of greeting where nothing is gone
elsewhere, everything stays slurred invisible
or organic...

harmless origin red inside woman that
ocean inside personhood crazed by license
and hidden apertures, tectonic person how
cocaine-addicted, nervous...

you'll be hearing from that person,
no non-referential slave trade,
pelts of crushed ice with julian calendars
still operative...

-- 5/26/98

The East Village Poetry Web
Peter Ganick