an indication of delay is forthcoming
wherein positively cruel and turgid
what word that came over tonight's pale

time as form, athletic mutations in the
participation of grasp, near to nothing
where the manuscript growth impedes nuance

worlds one likes to be in
worlds another literally distances oneself from
the beginning of off-line transience,
premonitory truncation, venial as sunshine

not to worry how they universalize or do not,
not the blotted machismo of grass and smoothness,
how to underscore whose pleasure flows down
flows down the travelling water the trash heap
the not-normal the abstruse,
all claiming palimony

-- 6/1/98  

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