We Call Upon The Author

what we once thought we had we didnt

& what we have now will never be that way again

so WE CALL UPON THE AUTHOR TO EXPLAIN!!!

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our myxomatoid kids spraddle the streets

weve shunned them from the greasy-grind

(the poor little things)

they look so sad & old

as they mount us from behind

I ask them to desist

& to

REFRAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

then WE CALL UPON THE AUTHOR TO EXPLAIN!!!

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(rosary clutched in his h&

he died w/ tubes up his nose

& a cabal of angels w/ finger cymbals

chanted his name in code)

we shook our fists at the punishing rain

& WE CALLED UPON THE AUTHOR TO EXPLAIN!!!!!

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he said — everything is messed up round here / everything is banal

and jejune / there is a planetary conspiracy / against the likes of you

& me / in this idiot

constituency of the moon—

(well, he knew exactly who to blame!!!!)

& WE CALL UPON THE AUTHOR TO EXPLAIN!!!!!

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PROLIX!!!!

PROLIX!!!!

NOTHING A PAIR OF SCISSORS CAN’T FIX!!!!

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I go guruing down the street

young people gather round my feet

ask me things – but I don’t know where to start

they ignite the powder-trail sssssstraight to my father’s heart!!!!!

& once again

I CALL UPON THE AUTHOR TO EXPLAIN!!!!!!!

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(we call upon the author to explain)

who is this great burdensome slavering dog-thing that

mediocres my every thought???

I feel like a VACUUM CLEANER!!! A COMPLETE SUCKER!!!!

(it’s fucked up & he is a fucker!)

but what an enormous & encyclopaedic brain!!!!!!!!!!

I CALL UPON THE AUTHOR TO EXPLAIN!!!!!!

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(mmm yeah)

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(we call upon the author to explain)                                                                                                      o rampant discrimination/ mass poverty/ third world debt/ infectious

disease/ global inequality and deepening socio-economic divisions—

(it does in your brain!!!)

WE CALL UPON THE AUTHOR TO EXPLAIN!!!!!!!

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now hang on!!! my friend Doug is tapping on the window

(hey Doug, how you been????????????????????)

brings me a book on holocaust poetry

—–complete with pictures—–

then tells me to get ready for the rain

and WE CALL UPON THE AUTHOR TO EXPLAIN!!!!!!!

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PROLIX!!!!

PROLIX!!!!

SOMETHING A PAIR OF SCISSORS CAN FIX!!!!!!!!

Bukowski was a jerk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Berryman was best!!!!!!!!!!!!

he wrote like wet papier mache/ went the Hemming-way/ weirdly

on wings & with MAXIMUM PAIN!!!

WE CALL UPON THE AUTHOR TO EXPLAIN!!!!!

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(I call upon the author to explain!)

down in my bolthole I see they’ve published

another volume of unreconstructed rubbish

“the waves, the waves were soldiers moving”

thank you! thank you! thank you! & again!

I CALL UPON THE AUTHOR TO EXPLAIN!!!!!

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WE CALL UPON THE AUTHOR TO EXPLAIN!!!

doop   doop   doop   doop   doop   doop   doop   &tc

WE CALL UPON THE AUTHOR TO EXPLAIN!!!!

doop   doop   doop   doop   doop   doop   doop   &tc

PROLIX!!!!

PROLIX!!!!

NOTHING A PAIR OF SCISSORS CAN’T FIX!!!!!!!!