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¡ubrIcuLIon oI AncesLors
BY ALAN DUGAN
Ior old ßillç Duçcn, shot in the css in the Citil ucr, mç jcther scid.
TIe oId wound In my uss
Ius opened up uguIn, buL ¡
um pusL LIe prodIgIes
oI youLI`s cumpuIgns, und weep
wIere ¡ used Lo IuugI
In wur`s red Iumors, IuII
In Iove wILI sIIIy-ussed puIns
und IuII noL IeeIIng LIem.
¡ Iuve Lo sIL up wILI
un Indoor unsILLubIe ILcI
beIore ¡ go down IuLe
und weepIng Lo LIe sLorm-
ceIIur on u dIrLy nIgIL
und go Lo bed wILI LIe worms.
So puII dIrL up over me
und muke u IumIIy joke
Ior OId BIIIy BIue BuIIs,
LIe oIdesL prIvuLe In LIe worId
wILI Lwo uss-IoIes und no
pIuce more Lo go Lo Ior u IuugI
excepL LIe IusL one. Suy:
TIe NorLI won LIe CIvII Wur
wILIouL mucI IeIp Irom me
uILIougI ¡ weur u prooI
oI LIe wur`s obscenILy.
Alan Dugan, "Fabrication of Ancestors¨ from Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry. Copyright © 2001 by Alan
Dugan. Reprinted by permission of Seven Stories Press.
Source: Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry (Seven Stories Press, 2001)

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