Journal of the Birth
by David Meltzer
for David Meltzer
Estes looks good here
and everything about that Brillo Box
achieves its lucent quiddity in time.
A New Age showboat
of vinyl and kapok,
lithe bodies and retroactive fruit
film a sense of being at the event.
All are "expressions," each a ritual trick
with multiple crotch marks, lineaments,
cultural signage like metaphoric cleft chins
and precepts beyond
their facial contours. In a dark map,
Government Dog bites Everyman's butt,
and the worry lines on Mother's
Remember when cognition could walk and talk
and copyright desire?
True, art today won't work like that --
funny-peculiar, not ha-ha.
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