Cleaning Up the Verbal Situation (Hello, Valéry)

Monday, July 16, 2012

you are                  terrified
we are also            terrified, terrific
there, the smell of wildfires
there, the smell of well water
what are there are what are those
smells: a crisis of privatization
we can’t know—increasingly
we understand our words
as we hear them we are
increasingly private: crisis, silent
the smells and social use, mine
the industrialization finally
disintegrates let’s construct
some together time: an underwater
ride: this is not addressing you
this is addressing a finite significance
your intimacy is such that I’d like
yours, truly

Sunday, July 1, 2012