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Two Poems



Edric Mesmer

 

Undate : : Abnormal Formation and Stress Are

                                                            for Nick Dulak & Joe Marzullo

 

“ %E0 la fran%E7aise ”

                        does not compute…

 

“demeanor numerical”

                        does not compute

 

Let’s put on our blinders and trawl—

Serifim,

“of imitative origin”— the lapidary

dragnet

 

Declensed, as by Wiclif, a cache of

trivium

deems and deems and deems—

My beaus, de-

 

nude sartorially, lape-

lled in

triphthongal

lieu…

 

Lithophyte : –ology : : these –phytes’

neologies—

link to loblolly : : cuts an

unsound

 

ear, and an ode is

freed.

And if brain, lobot-

omy

 

To go— and to hear the nocturne—

I will not want again. Pervert-

ing its course— to source—

the trivial

 

ratio-            felo-

ci-                ni-

nation           ous

 

“Then you can lie down

[published];

 

But the [reader]

will be [robed].”

 

And instantaneous, anemone

among,

blown as from Shropshire—

a dis-

simulation

of Guten-

berg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

‘Mærykkah

 

 

     Made up

disbelief, of clausal seg-

     ments “drawn to”

“‘strong signatures’”*

     Just wrought

ironness strug-

     gling with leviathan

design. The azure, re-democratizing itself, tiles…

Constitutes—to rapprochement—infinitive ‘abesque.

 

If english be dead: wrap digital texture round.

If bling be said: the baton, the flute, the automaton.

 

Veer of borders, magic propelling spiral-ward, over

hair, their pointed shoulders, and seaweed cylinders.

 

In rose periods. “The period

 

of the period.” Cacophone.

 

You are the KO’d possum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*On Isabella Rossellini, Isabella Rossellini