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Self-Conscious Ancestry

Ogni parola
è un gallo che canta all’alba.
Al mattino vedo il tuo volto
teso a strapiombo sulla mia grandezza.
Alda Merini

permanently debilitated
google street
view images of acquaviva platani planted
soft yellow was much older
than the
average
american the terminal point
in
a careful permanent debilitating thought google street
view images
carefully
scan
what’s really there not
what’s
really modest colonialist influence i
spent hours
rippling
through
google street view images of instafame
foreground holds
background nisseni no more
After Cellini’s ‘Perseus
with the Head of Medusa’
pain
if
you ever forgive me

i’m
not
silent i’m not

know that
premere
il fiore

il dolore il labbro già mi perdoni


i’m not dischiusa
meraviglia che orgoglio smisurato perché son debole d’argilla di

una fibra dischiusa


meraviglia che mi
cresce dentro non so che

chiama fibra di
decifrare weak clay
but premere il dolore se

mai tu
mi
trattiene nellehich drag

ma in fervide unghie
del mio tempo
tempo di demonio o

di decifrare da un orrible
step again drag me in fervide
proud for they are m’assale e mi trattiene nellein

if you ever forgive me


devi i’m not silent premere
il fiore
Schicchi, Capocchio
and Torpedo Girl

in one show
the graphic novel enters
formation with
the circle one cerchio yoshio sawai-published language

by
illustrations
self-referent
it is in it is it is it in is it

“Having failed on two occasions to win the Prix de Rome


(1848 and 1849), Bouguereau was hungry for revenge.”

this botches innocence


innocent humor uses
puns the virgil
end up ended up one

allies rebels record players


fan formal teen girls beautiful
in the original japanese
anime fiume flegetonte
“Those who subjugate
and those who are subjugated.”

led to help his


opinion about
the culture
in
that
era the culture in that
era
the work was
noted
at
his
opinion about the provincial status of culture in that era
the work
was chief editor
of poems in that era the cultures
had also to helped his opinion about the il
setaccio
the il setaccio the
il setaccio the
cultures had
also to helped his pictures
had also to
rethink his
opinion
of
cultures had also been well received the il
setaccio the work was chief editor of
culture in that era
the
il setaccio these
experiences led to help
his opinion of
fascist regime a
communist
Forza Nazionale di Difesa

army headquarters
in autumn
forza di difesa

occupied europe
blown up against
high security site

located in completion
barbarossa never spent
time in the wolf ’s lair

locked in the quarters


surrounded by steel fencing
several breda thirties a line of hearts

a parallel resonant circuit


shot through with ministers
mines and railway lines

neutral
work begins
alta capo

checkpoints guarded by hounds


the outer artifacts far from
flat roofs netting to avoid erections

ringed with tanks


inner thighs camouflaged
an anti-aircraft gun
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