Michael Rothenberg


Head Shed for Vernon Frazer

Legacy for sale at End Times
Resurrection bodies on loan

Tribulation, divination, dispensation
                                     Splitting the moon

Form is all the rage

It's too fucking late for redemption
Blue jays murder finches like madmen in Iraq

There are no straight lines found anywhere in nature
Heat waves flood and submerge the Nation

The whole green planet drips, drips, drips
A musical dichotomy of poles going extinct

Worms turn in the squash garden

I walk the dog down the country road
He pants, old, tumorous, tugs the leash

Ripe blackberries in a thorny tangle
'round the mail box. Lilies scorched

Almost lunchtime, getting hungrier
The dog thinks all Art is futile

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