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circumsanct

sheila e murphy

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Call the paramedics to retrieve a government
caught in the beak of unnamed tense

Now is the beginning of the get away with

Fountains polish off obsequious preponderance

You know your own quotient for violence


as biblically pearlier yet

The frost lines trees the fallen breeze


The overcast the pilot light the semaphore
cane sugar room to breathe intolerable
usury brown Betty sloth curmudgeonly
affordability and yellow curtains

Broadcloth shutters yes away


Reasoned wood stows what is singular
To play, replay
You father each owned syllable
First yes then crushed to change
Once changed

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Mid-dish, a sallow occupant
Closed-mouthed ref(uses) to (all)ow
Now, sugar, taint me
<Go ahead and>
Silvertone, a brand, reminds me (of)
Distilled syllo–

(Hope and pray) for


Qui ver (to) have been
Diverting (rubdown)
Alcohol’s a quick yet blasphemous
Adroit new fling
A chamber
Resonant (with) implant
A derangement
Glowing fact
A stowaway
Immortal robin (round)
Beside a barricade
A bench press of a press
A piece of slender
Fresh mint growing in the yard
A tallow
Feat

3
Simplicity’s rare, afforded white: a book, in keel, a
parchment sheet on which staves are tangible at
the back. And then the notes (confided) seem to be
re(p)layed. Why once? Like cinders as the vehicle
approaches house. Whose place of rest. Exactly
how does peace occur, and at whose instigation?
Terror lies in mind where least accessible while
most deeply felt. The velvet place of rest returns to
breathing what the mind has lost. There seem to
be two trains proceeding through exacting weather,
faith or faith-free fueling. Who pays for the trip? IF
the economy repays those obedient, who salts the
planet after rain? Transitions offer transitory
methods. Caring for the frail earns points
redeemable precisely nowhere. In the vacant heart
are holograms with vapor where a voice . . . and
evident harmonic minor adds exotic flush.
Symmetrical retraction leaves the story flecked
with holes where flocking ought to fill the tree.
Some white mist left plump and lasting against
branches made to look this natural.

4
Think, Inkwell at the Edge of New White Tea

When seven of something linger here


I may decide to settle, where lawn
Comes to closure with incessant rain
And candles draw from prior
Moisture what can close the night
There will have been
Rubbed momentum severally where
The minus signs give even saplings fuel.

The little radish of the day plies


Soil from its position, so insomnia
In lower case bears down on
Finer melodies than thistles pressed
Against dimensions of the folly
And the aftercare imbued with
Permanent caress leaving small
Marks that offer furniture the look
Of having lifted past conditional despair.

5
Contrast be –
tween middle row and
a length of hose
Especially
The sort of down time that I thought
You were
A sly spell of dry woods
Mid-mallow of the desert drive-by

[this is what I do when I am staying in


hotel: I put my feet straight out
(my legs) across the bed I prop-lie
upon pillows and I use a pen
to find the temperature mid-
heart(h)

It is so pure to be nowhere plus


uninterrupted very much elsewhere
ribboned by imaginary coasts
at cost not thinking
about obligations and not
caught up in dysfunction]

6
Make the suggestion that a modicum of pride can
light a fire after investment in a tryst that
magnifies last summer. Eternity is mere behavior
that won’t go away despite forgiveness rampant as
the urge for balance. An opaque thick glass
precludes community experience while singling out
a focal point as formulaic as the hunt. And come
November, saints will have invented silence to
depose the natural willingness to unleash tautly
wound mythology, allow a loosening to seem like
relaxations. Pounds of schemes will brim with
vortices in view. Remember promenading where
the cars were parked and noticing that the
mountains came with sketches ready made,
contiguous and sturdy. As the subject mater
experts say, it takes a sheaf of content to ignite a
thought. We’ll haven no part of ingenuity in
process. Better to anoint a silo and be free of how
to let it work. Pretend that stasis owns inherent
function. Deemed.

7
Alors’s a word we need, entonces, too

If you grow known someone will


permit you to adjust however systems
to be defined around
the shape you are

Until then, though, obedience

[the tense of common sense


in common held, commonly
open to . . .]

I read to you my margins on an as-available basis


(Don’t be afraid to go away, unbraid the
Surplus for the nonce)

Cigar-less voice pin straws go lime


cool through the opening
an exit spanned upon (open) to window
floor-let ceil top mast

8
She informed me that I didn’t watch the screen,
but I watched people watch it. Suggesting she was
watching me watch people watch the screen. A
lariat removes free movement between caught and
quite unleashed. Paint atmosphere white panes.
Why sensitively rendered. Listening to genius let go
the pursuit of country homes. Only the dour return
to laugh at chimes. Tedium encroaches on a winter
borough. Blank as partner white. Kept filed.
Retained between slim coverlets brushed green.
Investment is a cough behind the hand. As an
ascension blanket like as clean as gas. The lamp as
passed. By swimming gamed. Created blank with
unseen molecules. The brush trussing the page
pulled taut across a frame. A diplomat comes
through the wallspace. Where live beings change
the framework that equates to what will
permanently defray the cost of fairness. Brisk trim
focus fell upon the rigid pores. Before a lengthwise
shape, questions will fall in place.

9
Re – pair them one / one / one
and so the years
turned decades
centuries

A quarter of an hour can cap-


size numerous
(watched buildings, watched land
saddled)

A spate of non-sense
arguments yield
conflagrations

Next to no yield at all


Forest upon forest
Strays to rights
The leisure
Sweltering

Here go directional
Foists dis
guised as fingerings

Chance alterations forage

10
She and I would often go away
We’d rather never hear reports of faith
We liked vectors of charity
We loosened episodes of hope
Wait listed our tendency to forgive

(and now I interfere with


my own
syllables she said
it hurts to watch
the pale attention
shift to look upon
decisions to be made
and make them
out of styro-nuts)

Invent a plot
of land to
Name a nation
Offer guilt divided by
Thee
hundred
million
souls

11
Altar cloths
due virtue
cross bows
cross hairs
cross stitch

Fame held at room temperature


Fazed
(out)

Prayer for Title To


(and From and
Via)

Plagiarize conception along


Terrain’s thick Botticelli
Overlay with certain
Silver gracing cast-off
Wheels to play the training
Woodwinds raining scar tissue
Against the solitary
Stain on skin

Enlisting force - field viaducts

12
Labor taps at core method upended. Twilight
negates birds, two of the soldiers, plus harmonium.
Attuned as one is to my need to reprehend, I will
feel joined against the planetary text of dimes and
pointy pins. Of hasps and withering conditions.
Here is where I wait to let a short fuse waver. Text
in part appeals to his thermometer the way it’s
read verbatim in the space between correctness
and resolve. Some possessions held for a long time
have come in threes. The vestibule remains
unsorted. Who has been responsible for items
noted in the register? Is God awake? The tingling of
new verbs tries patience like a criminal. I’d rather
listen to a clone be named than whisper in this
fertile yard. The brief purpose of a lark is the
variety of speech surrounding. The galley proofs
defeat the purpose of a lived biography. The covers
shine, and what’s worse, one accepts wholesale the
glare apparent on the gloss. What number of
agendas is required to qualify for face time with the
senator, and is there a prescribed amount for the
donation you require?

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Attenuated libel strung across
physical lace drawn down a-
cross the table

She played guitar


Her new one
Leaves no calluses
She performs
Massage not voice
Now honey touch to
Rescue broken soul
Physiques like hers
She walks to song
She sings the drawing
Power performers call

On this table here


My hands give way
To sleep the child last night
Slept here wedged between
Two pillows to keep her
From rolling out across
Smooth feasts

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A slow enduring leisure light merging
With darkness gentle

flight confers upon


the tender breathing
an insistence past
a path now
formed to forming

Vase holds still holds


soothing beverage the privacy
of tea so many more
of me

Yes
terday
An in
vite to

home placid

One glides across


map east to be
where friends quietly

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Join is not the wild
way not made plain
and singular defiance
not a part of this

[she said he broke


away]

We half apologized
for what
she’s still
a little
numb

affection when it is
affection just with
ers it seemed he
half felt ashamed
from stories we in
ferred she acted
not to notice

friends for this


bestowal when
thought

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and so now what had been limber
and had glowed does not
so now instead this
barrier that stiffens
(changes)
passage (precludes)
notion does not
happen

the story of my life


not silence
not noise

Passages to count one


at a time
spoiled parcels
measured just
a modicum

portray me if
you are in
clined by way
of camera
the life blood
emits initially
a lens

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Four views fit the measures treated filled. As thorns
touch empty spaces between thorns. A fractured
tone infringes upon solace. Phrased perched up on
the taut frame. Held apart from standing space,
from stretch, from parted rivulets. A form of
tincture crests the hill. A small elation trounced.
Small bricks made into faltering young building.
The lag between one moment and a future taint.
Purchased from fate as if a paced brain had been
steadied on a curve. As if the most likely
philosophy were fueled by ivory and stone.
Decades passed. As yield depicts its roots.
Whatever can be said in favor of stupidity. Why
loosen the taut belt around a neck that’s not one’s
own. Removal stores a penniless infringer. Then
the tank of pictographs on simple tiles. Paternity
requites the unasked – for lust. As if there were a
drain that could accommodate the sling. A tepid
wine to baptize summer in a southern way. One
braid or two or a third one added to the whole.
Then plainly shown. Then an immediate impasse.

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reversible flowers
like jackets fed
middle-aged life-
loving women

contra
indicative
points Ac
Cumu
Late

1. for example
2. recitation
3. stowaways
4. constructed via
5. heart
6. make up
7. the seedlings

(think I’ll not neglect


perth, think I’ll spirit
self away with
(way with) how when I am
sixty will I mist-
over(cast))

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More than biographical details:
born then fed up then constant
reference to the latter prompted
eleven years infamous Fatwa
western intell-
the hurt felt by
an example
felled historian
benevolent
desk thereafter
nowhere

Astonishingly, freedom of sp-


long before
assimilation (phase)
known writers
of origin
there appeared this
doubt
authority
inverse

repair is repetitious, although

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confraternity
the subject that is
the style closes
Hades
months ago

try to find a law to costume


various sketched
artifice
then (voice over)
repro
duce
what
hurts

intention’s very
different from
the tree
a joke also
has branches
whom you know
uses the objective
purview

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How many intellectuals
Does it take
To improvise
High
(Minded) crime
(as Acts of space)

Neurosis bristles with specificity


Emotional involvement nips grief
Other nouns leave home
At home he turns into

One shops
One learns one’s choleras
The desired content(ment)
The inscription
Some engraving (romance)

What do you (usually)


sell? How do you
sell (what you sell)
when do you and
why not keep (on)

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You gave (me) license
Said each counted
To me keep the hand
In motion on the page
Suggested thought occurred
Composed and otherwise
Today is Saturday I’m not
afraid of uphill nor am I
brittle with static downhill
Straight ahead it just works
flowing straight ahead on
charted previously smooth
sea plane sidewalk airstrip
The same
I don’t know who
I am in mourning
All day prayer
encompasses
Accompanying me
Depravity’s unbirthed

“Check it out”
how did you know him
she won’t exist again

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Trained beasts leave heaven’s silence. Are there no
flames north of the disabling pain. A tank of
atmosphere turns pulp again. Prime numbers fall
through thunder. A presence will be normed past
eminence. Sparred work. Book of numb(ness).
Erstwhile turnips. War waged against the once
deserving. The past retracts the season for the
privilege. Only now the webs are swollen. Pursed
lips remit varietal endurance. Terrain absorbs a
poison. Tossed. Embossed lakes and the necessary
mindset for forestalling labor. Trimmed secrecy
leaves fortitude a wall. The only unused salt. A
pinch of thread. And before lunch, the modest
reach of heart comes cool as petals fallen to the
cooler pavement. Cloth is soft. The chamois that
absorbs the water from a vehicle. The worth
exculpates attitude. The rings lean fallen. The
absorbent weeds. The day. The only midnight
strains to break in two. As if a care means
smoothness on a block of praise. And dreamed
light fallen.

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If that could be her hair if showing life
could
When she talks away
The word “work”
Very much their own
In world means how
No smoke magic
Assignment plus the maze of what
Occurs
Kismetic
Kinesthesia
Volume
Pourquoi potion
Even if a dancer
organized by accident

Few (too)
Openings
At freezing
Whole circuit
Glued undue
Prompt summary
“Okay”
The doors unheld

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Cherry pitch
Catch of
focus pre
mature
Formal art
training (the lens)
Once small (has fallen)
Force of
Voice sand
Turn the
Moment

In the year of the small earned


caveat to sustain

butterfly
then plural
express
a token
(indifference)

art is un-
assigned

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freedom to be un-

(has been for years) growing in


intensity
“are you happy”

swimming and smiling


“show the process”
put them together
put them to flight

as the sheer window across


a younger white

the cliché’s made to fit the night


able
what you
experienced what
you thought
what you were
moved by

once.

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The way I feel portrait of you
The way you have arrived
in me the way I am responsible
as time in
time to be allowed
the heart to
articles (in) definite
for the record
Quick break

always out of reach


is there
a myth (of choice)

something
in it

there’s no paint
there’s no planting

there’s no ammo-

there’s no hush
there’s no
suppressant

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work is slogging through the
overtime with an alarm

met in the late


she
then wanted
over the improved
ovation
prompt

(E) lane change

took her right in chronicled


she’d like to
is there one
not really
ration for rationale
measure for mantra
rapacious
cinders you could hear
from inside
home festival
in

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Chelated ivory’s on the list of recommended
surfaces. Derived from skatsing go the silvers.
Effort equals strain unequal to initial expectations.
Who does what work, and who qualifies to
subdivide the rows of zeroes in a pile? Pre-timbre
eye toned ready when you pore over (across
deliberate healing angst). Portray deigns to be a
sport. Sweet port derives from spun salt au jus.
Dimend. Damund. Dimand. Dumind. Recuse the
used book (stale) on widgets canvassed south. (In
thrall) the templates trawl the neighboring
rehearsals still not neighborly at all (costs).
Bloating is for keeps as altered statutes breeze
toward upstarts. (She exasperates as she
exacerbates.) Delinquency reserves the right to
mutter, putter, make a beeline toward darkness (a
pall cast insincerely). Overly at home one feels to
have been subtracted in reaction. Helicopt(er)ing
brackets torsion declared furred. Alongside strides.
And rides sound long in the tooth Alfredo. The only
possible endowment. Stunned with mesh felt idle.
Seemed wooden trim. And glazed. At once.
Perfection’s toyed with sprung lists.
Announcements made before the land is smoothed
across to the such other land.

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Pronouns concede (witness
the referents

Fenceworthy lollygag
Plum courtesy
Askew made
Whole made holy
Precise
apples
As good as
Apt
to answer your quest –
Aptitude
Hinge
Awning
Trip
Hold
Her telephone enclosed
Her voice his affidavit
Sunshine brook and
Pavement Sand a wading
Pool omnipotence
circum-
sanct

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Awareness divides awareness subdivides into
Awareness well respected in community
Trinity’s infused with trinity a book made
Pliable warm smooth bedroll so forth

Are there fewer lanes free


Here song spined deflected off
(soft voice) the chattel
Little bandage on the eye
Adonde vas, and why?
Pain’s tended the

extended extrasensory per-


Tempted
Triple
Twist (loquacity)

A living wage
(come back to me)

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Opulence (a lance) capsized wants water
trebling through ounce after various
announcements (novocaine) insular and
bright shift oversight the landed gentry
generally preserve their rights (scratch)
mistakenly online (aligned) beside (astride)
terrible two (th’ache) tryable looms
terrible twofold interviews (the few)
admitted to the bar (the barre)
wherefore art (thou) over lord it over me
a taller version to a tee to work with me
these listless few arrears to be (in
jeopardy) minced words (by glove)
remember thee as if whole cities kissed
with me the clutter’s sea and world

is a wound a simpler entity than your


prescient body how about the choir lodged
in the rafters copters whir and what about
the roundabout the everaft – and glove
box taupe in kilter self-pres – distinct
from cold streak nonetheless cold anonymity
quiescent as aglow few filters would
wear off

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and now the individual crushed gravel path
as road the welter weight evangelist the
clockwise fate, the droning spate of
text left of the hovercraft the sheaf of
pages widow fully vested left during my
few days there (his papers, where?)

there are never hours


unless I take them
you sleep artfully
may I take your photograph
give me the opportunity
to improvise
a histogram won’t do
you justice qualitatively
a quotient can’t
untie us
do you take communion
and if so how
often
Catholics would say
“receive”
(this man)

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Ownership’s a ruse (I tattle on
the rattler near the bank

one shot of caf – or two (Baptism of


bio
treble viola bass
clef (Mother
drapes closed upon
the sycamore
now gone
fall whispers
shut also
the office said
in mute lights daily
in its stead
malt violet slow
to business route through
fated roads (imploding)
variously found free
revenue the two young
barristas over talked
our vein of voting
sub-machine (dens ex-)

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a hexagram is full of throes

if germs of text
are right I will
have scribed all night
the wilted snow
may linger where
steps fall to individual
lined flatness
in a Caribbean low
point glow worm
stalled in tow
obsidian
retention
omits sub-
cutaneous
proviso
known young
amounts exagg-
x factor
when and if
or ever
ever so

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renditional confiteor emotes
with depth – imperiled feeling

Because I write to him and of (thus)


Focusing neglects negates browbeating
He occurs beneath the wind chimes of
Incessant let-happen or
allow to pass the empathy of world

I don’t think therapies


Regional fire trots
out
Finish on point
plated gimmicks
render
overcast
assemblages
the downside of commitment is contempt
wry forms of kneeling question
livestock, pinwheels, novocaine, symmetry,
enlargements, cinders, rinses, pluck

and at the midpoint between


camisole and dowry
lies the broadband of canal

his daughter struggles to endure daylight

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Whoever has been capable of a sung refrain
absorbed. Stung where a melody has sprung and
partially affordable. The name “Robert” sounds like
present tense ill-formed. A yellow silent dress. A
warm glove. An itinerary that details the gesture of
a milliner or an ample forest. The claim on one’s
own sadness primes the future for the same. To
push along the river a distended attitude that
mirrors fields replete with what has rotted. With a
smothered gesture of noon wine, the basis of
contentment. Defied pretension ardently resists
subtraction. Drained of sweet ruse given small lane
change. Once monitored. Relinquishing informal
understanding. Dream or fathomed twice with
amber in the slats. Extraordinary plinking sugar
foregone drama. Long-lived parceling out wintered
strumming. Vastly imprecise oregano. Two forests
with no lane between. No long river, not a lapse in
feeling. Selzer made white on the cloth. The
dreamed call and the decency to reverse the drama
cluttered. A round forest, a small field, an intricate
core.

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at the point when sun elapses
sour decibels go quiet as a sun kissed
wheat in faraway space
mentioned at tonguetip
resonant bell skin
at the hand of practiced
one who loves the signet ivory too

even to escape
hurts to the tune
of enmity if
it should transcend
tongue trained to
perform percussion
a pro forma
instance of
the datum fact
as world

class penetrates whatever


system we infer blind
from the look of even
doldrums senators drink
out of the collective will

39
I feel sentenced to derive from instances
this cauterized
indifference
sprung from syllabics
lodged within
astrology she pretends
cannot exist due to god
that she
projects (invented)
a god (one)
under her blunt wing
sans rotator cuffs
a swimless god
a breach of god
the god she lassoes past
each clinic with her name
inscribed in the computer files
deleted by a force
stronger than rumoned heaven

At the author’s luncheon she


displays a signature
earned by safe
methods

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half gesturing to render blessings on
the sub arctic minerals
of dross turned sober as
infinity the lumber
stays the same
dry docking
at the
kiss place
where events pry open
hist-wells
whining lack of light
to future bird
dowries still
lateral and fraught
when deep discernment
pressing on nerves
vulnerable to tempting
unrelenting servitude

Consider plural worship and think


permission on the side of once
debunking fortitude the myth to
pave motion with dispatch
as if Parmenides were laced
with Heraclitus

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Thales made (also) to flow through
the disspirited space void
wing free and rounding depths of
bartered chastity

Goodbye C for the long haul that


I did not know you equally
Except from disparate age and
Admiration lengths apart from
how you fought to balance

in last night’s dream, return


to 100th street
and the wolves or were they
other animals in the shed
were gone although expected

The mood was tamped and


satisfaction sputtered
eyelashly

I felt a third of my divinity


go numb as land untouched
by soil
the nuisance sacrament

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unheeded went to press for damages

the testament equated a sheer fire

in New Mexico the lightning shows


its tendency to amplify near
darkness

“all I have is sallow madness”


“worms evade the afternoon”
“reptilian blandness overcomes her
femininity”
“she was a part of my life”
“I chronicled her passing”

Novocaine is not enough

invective stampedes across


a vengeance
wholly-owned
Eviction notices
Enforce blandness
the viable new fixtures

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clash with depth
the merger vetoes even stealth

home-school your hope


feed ribbons
milepost what you have
inhabited
imbibe joy
revere madness
test strength
try brawn
lubricate each one
of the six
senses

Water chastens leadership, and leadership’s


immune (so say the complicated
foreground of ineptitude)

breast – led veto power


shows through
blouses

there are timid ochre pages left


on nightstands / many memories grasp

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what is missing from injurious
mauve – leaning fountains

mere confection rollerblades


its way south
by diminutive restraint
just what is needed
(cough)

I write to you to ask I write your


lawyer to I like especially your
matron saint I take sanctity over
piracy any day

and any day now you’ll be able


to withstand my normative impoverished
condition
pay for probability
to be tipped
toward prayer
against my better
yacht – trip

Neon overtures elude me

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eternity shaves off the less preferred bits
openly minutive foretell graduate deterrence
overcome by riveting conglomerate intrusion

spores conform to
risen cloves the animals
did not show from
within the airtight
chamber of contempt
toward which I ventured
out of absence (by default
airstream) indigo
revered trance sought after

Mimesis tarries taupe


Exfoliates drawn bones
Am forced to view first
hand the damages
partake of village
drizzle appellations
Venture (capital idea)
glue sticks
rule the
overdose!

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opiates conform to overage in tidy pickwickian
nautically forthright in encumbered ice
the dice (having fallen) cover God
and idiosync basting (of) alongside
contiguity enraptures vortex in a plump
new wave of carp

how is it hunger sheds dissembled


rage when any orifice
is said to have enlivened
seasonal regress

the long lines proctor prior lives until


a son is plunked into a cage from which
housebound dimension
taxes permastat
on the face of integral
adaption

Sunnyside ups the infernal ante


at the apex of informed
new testament
the rogue encounters
of outerwear

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and diminution
crosses ways in due
course
tactical with blood and
the new face invokes its
junior parity to trace
A wedlocked sono-
gram at first
bled then

made weathered
at the junction of
alleviate and spurn

her photograph showed


age for all betrayed to be
born, her visage (hesitation
in the flesh) held reminiscence

of the story’s perpetuity


the lessened health
the wheels dismissed
by habit and slow-
going maze clogged with

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enforcement whittled in a crisp instant
bygones having been
met with disapproval
malcontent

Aversion to invention of the wheel


won’t represent a cutback of
authority
[for the record, gray
depicts me, even
after following my path
up to the thirteenth
floor where the namesake
has his full collection
and his staff his heart
his urgency and
records of devotion
offered to the sun]

My name youthens alongside


vulture therapy the gods immerse us
in intrinsic purview
threadbare morning douse the daylight
with accurate rainfall

49
Many of the stories are the same
the just cause
limbers each disposable
indicative
the gestures each conform
to their conception

Many roads divide where we amount


to playthings tossed from map dot
to retained informal industry

immersion stays
adaptive summer
lifts, the scent
of leaves gone
crisp defines
autumnal leaning
people wearing maple
equally invest in
muted light the
very syllables seem
dry to sense
of hearing, indices
all bluster

50
of course you’ve changed of course
you’re not the same center I committed
to inventing very need for naturally
I’m not the one who wanted this

convention defies a static


pulse print as though hammer
meant enclosure of
movement in both directions

this drawling day deposes inner


links to better moments when free
motion graced interstitial
temperaments until light met darkness
tongue – in – groove instead of
bravenly with scissoned edge

I no longer ask or care what


you envision when
describing me it is enough
no matter how he words
neglect the chore of
speaking of I ever sing
again it will be merely
accidental brilliance

51
that exceeds woodwinding
through embrace of
purview as though
active and
intentioned

Words like mylar were not part of


my vocabulary latex pyrex
other pseudo clarities

(she mutters
to herself
always to sit
beside her
is to feel deaf
and beholden
to unsounded
brass demanding
without explanation)

Coveting downtime I commit to its


arrival unannounced, a
rival sadness falls to full
despair, riveting black sonares

52
where windows were enforce
further depressive slats

this for her is entertainment


I fill time sans energy to
utilize
fluted dimensions of
an opening may catch
inadvertent wind

how do I love anymore a future


wilderness gone stemmed

Fast interpolates viable cylindrical


immersion in a tube
her disappoint separates
the room from its neutrality

planes like plate layers divide


from stratosphere

a whirring noise
will isolate already
stints made stations (overcast)

53
To resist is to . . .
Not to resist is not
(interfere)
(un)earned reputation
veracity’s a tin
precipice
masqued face value
(ad valorem)
building’s having ivy
across buildings
bands to pluck

a country
song
(over my head)
in this
safe
spirit
play through
“if you can feel it . . .”

Like a gently seasoned woman


to converse with
to be in her home

54
Color of geometry (both halves,
peach)
if anyone . . .
“good afternoon,”
pin tuck
ruse played
chess afield
gendarme
conflicting
views
too old to quarrel over
small things
devotion prompts
distinguished veerage
width aligned with
atrophy
apron (white)
a neighbor named
Anton
sound of the violin
resumes as trains
on time depart
the station
lank

55
Flower show meant an enclosure
‘haps dimensions
hurt the cause
espoused
fresh flower,
clasped
scrambled gold
carved hat
white gloves

A globe of wit
“wait”
posit
integral
immersion
darkened afternoon

crumbs to the chemist


wearing a chemise
a substance for high
blood pressure

granite
fate

56
Brass instruments rasp monotonous reassurance
brightly
(past the call
hue)
marginal reorg-
crisp white tie
crisp white shirt
cardboard pristine
proof of bullet
proof
“help yourself”
wolves consume
distance between
my word and
my bond

my present job is to find out


what I already know
and to position it
politely
prescient
collateral
means
motive
(opportunity?)

57
what if I were to be taken
to the opera, lifting glasses
to absorb
sight and the sound
of baritone

elegantly fused about to taste


carved chocolate
statues around this
building

“far from return of his affection”


(fiction)

door left unlocked

not play (to me)


not free
(indignity)
a barking dog
some blasphemy

Quizzical hurt
relayed (played softly)

58
leaf lettuces
littered on the plate
the platter ascatter with
these random layers
of soft green trimmed
by red turned pieces

turned “as if”


guarded jealously

photosynthesis
amazes
wealth

promise filled
taken apart
run parted
from shrill blade

strut smart
hardened
shadows
cut quiet
to the point of looseness

59
A venture seems a crust, or pithy as a carnival.
Just wait for silhouettes to have materialized. What
might the crib notes say? Cogency is at a loss. The
flurry abates while coastal mirrors signal forth
awaiting backspace. Integers relive their
corresponding nouns in case of fear. The home
fires blur in space. Fanatics pounce on empty
space, make something of injurious north precepts.
Given June, given the lake, given a habit system
amounting to intake, the jury touts a point of will.
Some merger points to shots held still under the
dance light purportedly a nuance. But a bitter fight
to activate arrival, thinking port. And finding like
minds in a cell. The emeritus profusion drifts until
the lower level officers share blank stares while
encouraging the opening of momentary
wherewithal. She sees an enemy and pictures hale
returning. Several neighbors leave their doors
glued. And the windows, hand drawn, include the
photos that came with the frame, of happy
families.

60
Science pries out of a finite
Mix the fact
of greater good
Bibliotic
Burden
Scuttled
Frazzled
Dearth (Dusbinned,
taken)

Furlined Frauline stirred


Soft few
Flown mussed

bit of undone luck, no hard feelings flippant

fraud chafes
minnows
from a rinse
blue tercet
rests

lined paper trellises the words made


cordial

61
rain/spatters across afternoon
of the museum in a city far away
whine trains shift scenes
versus highway
definition
etches
on a window
germs of sense
(incense)
blood against pale
lilac dress a matching
hat direct blue
eyesight

evening’s all blossom


as the train
with smoke
soothes travel
plain with multiple
coats of paint

designs implanted on
tubular steel
fills space within the warehouse

62
art lasts (out) conception

while in depression romance falters


revenues likewise drift down art
stops
wristwatch purrs
as leisure
codifies a world
in which to tip
white into
cup of green

Study lack where amber


gaps reside a gourd
painted wide open

bricklaid
paltry
somnolence
endears you
to my northern
fault line
then
(dispassion)

63
leans awake)
saffron removed
from
in-kind surname
positions crops
to bend to
wind, absorb what
wind lifts, carries

a woman without
shoulders, angular
at forty-five
degrees, addresses
her conspirator
against drawn
whining intonations
man sips scotch

Agreement rides
larousse unless
nobody situates
precipitation
in the midst
a woman
wipes her feet
on turquoise carpet

64
framed landscapes differ from framed
portraits
a door wants breaking
open
men’s shoulders warm although
not strong enough

another man has


closed his life

background dissimilars espouse


a ghoulish feifdom
here at the inevitable
path
the tertiary robocop
recedes from view
the populace feels
safe from early
decibels and seasons
broad-based reasoning
implodes, the dour,
limpid amalgram of
defrayal compensate

65
for freeze-dried diminution
overcome within the studio
or the soup line

chicken pieces crowd the soup


incipient neglect
echoes the freedom
to ensue from

encyclopedic foreplay
(in the note)
hair fibers alongside
(stride)
fragments and splinters
comb lit
tube – end
fore line
opcit wrap
the tryst
endows morning with
enterprise – appearing
voyage (still)
to own confident

66
Memento moss cross stitched
confraternal
t-shirt’s tonal
instigation (various)
Mentation gloves the leaf
gold glass
(Morass)
“sit up straight”
past(ure)
a piano wire
“all right”
pretext curry,
anyone
fillup a wet afternoon
waste yellow
(basket)
one walks the plump
compost (agent for the vendor)
interested in prop

in a position to propose
an offer
(suppose)

67
gerrymandering enlists
(to wit)
especial c(l)auses
snippets of photography
chaste, tepid fact
induces
factual enforcement
tacit plastic draft
one harbors something in between
parentheses
snapped close (to shut)
insistent insects rasp the
atmosphere

excruciating framework nerve plate


gasping
“Fox”
content
contain
contributing

a vacant lot deployed


to silver

68
offer to depose serenity (involuntarily)

grasp factual effete


new warmth
due diligence commands
regression
in a minute
prayer’s untexted
romance
feeds the line
of code work
planted
white
whose elbow room
do we need

Sparse Antarctica nuances shells


white mammals

leaflets cover
actual
detail
the relay ounces Questions

69
opinion turns stowaway
encroaching a
a seasonal array
dis –
membered
(nuanced)
brevity lasts half
the tempo
margined
at a cusp carotid
pace
kept
low to
walking
wristwatch measures
plantlife layers
of paint the seacoast
bracelets chain
link sinecure
commencement
byward plants
and fish
“Nature’s most
perfect food” (the egg)

70
white limb
er last
turned slow
vee tremor at cost
involuntary man
slaughter in
vitriolic sob
e ring mom
en turn

(sterling)
(freshness) Locust
plight

the sternum, masthead


(rank)

proximate to
amateur
deflection
tuned few
laminate
redeemed
contained

71
Misguided con
sequitur
a senator
a strain
Attained
list of
suspicions

emotions lash out at


the unpeopled
dream cure

Atmosphere’s attached to
overage
at ample
stash

plantations once restored yield


crops and prior
patterned
gravitas
Quick re
production

72
tuning fork
a notion
of the qualified
mystique
chalk on walkways
modulates accompanying
speech that’s safe to say
a ritornello overcast
endows pitch
pipe with
long draw

dust bunnies on commercial


cable tv
capstone
gem
light on
the hand
shined shoes
reflecting
face
print
an opinion
chanted

73
inkwell think well drivel chore
the snore of obfuscation
winnowing through flurries
near the lake
a stake in curvature
long blades
of glass
smooth shaven
visages
“do you mind if we
go inside”
(embroiled in
cherishing)

cloth tipped
to meet
in layers
the ice
blackmail
versus
decency

the teacher feeds on


crow
cover of paint

74
the taste of maple on a roll
(Quintet)

good afternoon
staircase
rowboat
wainscoting
purply interested in
tithing
fluxus too
a red something
by fantasists
in tres-position where
you must
accept their offer
refuse
to take
the call
Lackawanna spelled with how many “N’s”
“Bring me the tile”
(his boots on)
antique
yard
clothed in

75
lisping through summer herbs
steamed windows
with long drapes
humming noise
the signatures
in order
vortices wedged
in between
red rocks
crevices where lodged
mere portal over-
takes remnants
of distilled
thought

a turbulent few
dry night sources
overturned by
space incipient
to tangling
promise
you will
leeway here
in view

76
I could have been a florist by the
midnight sea
I could have navigated nature’s pulse
with thee
The feedlot’s darkened melody revenes
melodic minor
Is there happenstance
a memory
Are virtues derelict
Imparting overtones
and leverage
In mid-gold lines

Move in one
direction and
pre(c)lude the
rest
the measures pass
in time
Who’s counting
integers
Who takes beats
in four-four
passing

77
Big wide slow leather over-
comes
the last few
episodes
Acceptance speech
judicious
to be pressed into a reverential service
lager free –
poured held
into the glass
Amber in light
cut in clear lines
pretext for
due wavelets
turned few
tasks around
and then
house under
limbs the
venerable
smooth spate
of variation
themed

78
Violent stark segmented
Lines between
People dis-
enchanted
broken in-
to particles (if we are social
creatures)
charity retraces
signature rasp
instruments con
ducted hooked to
the lamp
ridden
breath
intent

lorn beyond the cloth intake


imprisoned adage
lake-ish
Fact
traced wintry
over fact

the head just left of active purse

79
elaborate astringent overlord
while rowing
lather sop
to dream
southerly
access tapped west
of soapstone
charred
excess
calibrated
pheasant in the yard
bravado hasp
when the appeal
all hope
compelling evidence precluded
hostile
motet’s
quizzical
evocation
(lariat)
a third of the
incessant yield

80
Tuning the heart(h)
what else
Exasperates (aspirates)
cyclical ease of motion
dis –
ease
of interest (copious)
predeceasing omnia secula
per risen
opprobrium
overtaken activates return curve
serviceable ratchet
carve
the latent guard rail cured
of haste
conditional pose
delineates recollection
irises
in glass
atop the
upright
Keyboard
Integer
(maid service)

81
Anagram forces language
remnants force wholeness
plateless heaven sacrifices
last things part familial
overcast in longhand
staff directed tines of fork
withheld from libel

frontage road
your being
held (down)
being held
(up)
being held

“it all goes fast”


visible evidence of craft ends with
branches snapping
window pane
purse strings
dictate
everywhere
the pulse

82
And and and soldiers and and and
Links (live) episodes impasse repeated
instances
she shepherds
lengthwise over
heart
the lines infleded
and no matter
how the heart takes
fortitude it still
comes headlong
into summer’s
portal
all the while residing
in Portales
Given thought
and thriving
pluck
tight
fork
lithe
chapped
torque
virtue

83
plenary dimensions situate their prat
facts versus bullying
Fair prevaricated
bow bend back date
checks unbalanced
wind shear
topples
scour
the circumstance of an
indicative portrayal
way washed avenidas
pried out of
the doldrums
tacet place
candlepower
quartiles
left to right
top southerly
invinable estate tax
tapshoe
hoist
on beam
motet
infringed upon (to date)

84
enforced through winter
Enlist in the flute
section start with
first chair work
your way down
through (summer intro
to reality a tender he
art
unaccustomed)
predatory mismatch of art
and recognition
of art
distilled measures
in evidence
the singular
baroque line
with polyphony
membranes
to and from and of
the sound
a beeline’s made
to active adult
memories

85
Age this and what to show:

Mountains of lines
duplexed
then threed
to braid
synthetic monody
transparent
(trans-(s)onorous)
to taste (tempura)
tingling with
hypotenuse
ash bags
mid-produce
people, gullible
new mantras every day
potentive little romeo bluebloods

house in slow to
own the occupation of
informants
unformed myths graces past
to board historic censure

86
A modicum of peacetime teaches
gloating to the fourth (disposed – of
income) power

secondly, there’s work to do


within
these walls love letters and
interpolated

offset type
the minions
spool down longitude as if
Florida rooms and hutches.

here where the humidity is long


gone
people schedule
irrigation
those emotional plan also tears
(at one time grief partook of
earthly skin
my forebrain
body chemistry and semblances
of light

87
in a purely modest light the secular
enrichment for outclasses
lockstep

(parts have feeling)

generosity’s still unrestricted

at a pace

and grand environs

moody though

Amid syllabic interface


with matricules
until the day dies
hesitatingly
alert aligned alleviating

struts, structure, strongarm

(poise)

the shepherd lover . . .

88
clouded in invisible embankments
the untended needy
unexplainably left out of
roots and other tentacles
held hostage to desire
(pretty to look
at and dys –
flunking lifetime
dissat –
wholly
moaned
inept
stark
mess (only once is what
meth takes
I wonder . . . )
is she the designated motion sensor
how do I
relate?

the temperature is
any number
I can bask in,
calculate

89
dried embers

first I was divisible by two


and then a cutrate evidence un –
leashed authority on a potential
wolfhound overall
it was a deafening experience,
traumatic even for the wolf
and for the force
contributing
intention
mellamo Sheila
but you can call me
Dr. Murphy
a roseate glare refused to leave
the room

undying faith established


a pattern of reserve
in the contrarian
system of rebuke
the little chilled face
went out of its way (tremble)
to correct injustice

90
Yellow cover. Sure parade, the silk, the edge of a
balloon. Via calculation’s imprecise regalia. Pounce.
Stet’s vigor risks new notion’s pedigree. The topos
fronts a power grab. In isolation, morphing. A
vantage point of leisure’s social fee. Wrenching
from difficulty torpor. Trainloads of intent recur
close to the wedge of doilies. Phantom oversight
retain the north light close to feathers. Turned
around the clover leaf and made to walk back
home. A safe light harbors medium-range sanctity.
If frayed nerves culled from mood the stones in
place. A pair of tapshoes races across locations
twice. The value of intrusion packs the house.
Applause felt huge beside the fear of overwhelming
a disappointed father. Fear of disappointing a
father overwhelmed by reasonable doubt. Confess
apart from trial. Diminished capability. A lake full of
a thinning shine. Spared knowledge spoiled ivy
vine, the motion carved past the point.

91
splicing the rendition of pure fever
into threads
and overturning centries of
ready magisterial
redress
(only the costume
carries)
a herd of wild indebtedness
claimed territory
Even in the foyer
lack of space accounted for
the tragedy
(No one is left
to speak)
hailstones
deface
the smooth
metallic
inference
and populate
the sheet
with lookalike
pocus marginless

92
invitation loosens physical evidence
from here to heat wave, nothing
needs to stay the same
reverberation
channeling
comportment
(frays the tips
of calloused
prints
bearing the likeness
of singular soul
this latitude
this longitude
prepared between
crosshairs for
the exact
pinpointed place –
ment
tinder’s
cramped
between
slats
of
the box

93
One mines burgeoning data
One finds herbs that sound
as physical as pulp
to say one has a thing
to sell
one has a palpable young
process
sweet as bread
one points to
the existence as if
not using
a ploy to sell a fantasy
a way of doing business
a hypothesis
a theory
a concept
an acronym
a bias
a procedure
just a thought

here is my grand physical


announcement here’s my bloated
thought I’m your idea man

94
you ought to free yourself
(right now)
of emptiness and trim
the cobwebs from
your paneled room that should be
filled with what I have
to sell
listen: ask yourself
(then tell me)
what you need
and could it be
“this simple”
(ask yourself)
some basis of intention
some raw curve ball
some mid-decision
rampage
Any recent overdose
of information
we can help you

“can I help?”
the windows catch
my winnowing

95
Objection to a plump zero

furnace waking over time


Equates to air-conditioning, the same
futile performance we are
spared when we are
looking out

”City is the target of her crossword – prone


investigation
(at my instigation):
she scores perfectly
IF I am fortunate,
tomorrow will be
weather in the midrange
blessed by sun
I may go mental dancing over noon sun
while the clouds relax
I may be occupied
by scansion before
reading Proust
by candle
and deploying moonlight

96
Of this cursive city
broth full cindered
preflight frenzied
fully occupied
by full banks of data
ported to my screen
imparting heaven-sent
reruns made into
luxe as guidelines
drift from view
and penitence exhausts
itself in lieu of

dosage in the proper key

as suffrage to serve violets

their lost minerals


as daylight
carries the independent
vote to sea
and crosses better holiness

97
against a granular

indecency to be projected

Against barnsides

within walking distance

of the snack bar

within hearing distance

of the speakers clamped

on partly open windows

of the rows of cars

up late into

oblivion assigned

escape routes minimally

disguised as true

in actual fact

a pattern of full trap

made to seem freedom

from the point of view

98
of youth usurped by
blithering authority
figures destined to spoil
the key in which
music comes forth

the pale delivery


that falls
far from targeted
precision
tasting of divinity
and seeding

lanes of engines
lines of ode
familiar bashing
in the mini-roads
disguised as place

99
portending extrasensory

indulgence: this

is the true being

you are paired with

for eternity

your youth is gone as of

this instant of

demeaning happiness

from now on

every dose shall be

resented

(you will be resenting,

representing

self, toute-seule,

declaring here

100
that row is heaven

in reverse

the riddle plays

the riddle forward

until grace disguised

as madness

made to seem like grace

will fool the learned

and by now you’ve found out

nothing wild especial

power nothing

counts and little else

can tamp inquietude

that will propel you

far away against the reign

101
Recidivist unguent typifies new few reasons to
return. Flypaper packs the psyche. Membranes
tapped retain percussion. Steadfast cell blocks hold
the tone. Unlikely spinoff loans the summer shades
of evening prior to the time. The timbre of insight
perhaps frees location to increase the damages
deemed seasoned even after Lent has bracketed
experience by Easter’s tentacles. Minced syllables
leave room for jest. The line drive means the lion’s
share. Try on for size the sparks that cradle every
match. Snow on the ground, log in the fireplace,
light spattering the surface of the pool. Injurious
winter staged to work all day, imposing synonyms
where grace could be. The rampant equal signs
occur by threes and populate libraries, classrooms,
basements, seed pods. Industry is filled with their
almighty cogitation. Blame-free, past circuitous,
embroiled in folly, maybe, loyalty, a pinch of craft
to see through all daylight, split trees.

102

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