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envy -- on not being able to post no more on critical poet
joey

how is it? that i envy,
 1
but who? --
 2
your tires cost
 3
more than a month
 4
of post-katrina,
 5
but i don't even
 6
envy the czar
 7
of oz,
 8
and your
 9
brick road
 10
isn't lined
 11
with peasants,
 12
no one sees
 13
you driving.
 14
 
 
your telephone
 15
call nurse
 16
dials
 17
a microsoft
 18
transplant
 19
to fix your
 20
deflated google,
 21
and i don't
 22
even like
 23
girls
 24
unless they
 25
fly with no wings,
 26
and you
 27
fly them
 28
from the aisle
 29
so your hand
 30
can,
 31
"do you see
 32
the chick i'm
 33
with?"
 34
 
 
i don't
 35
even want
 36
to see
 37
you.
 38
 
 
my envy gland is sick,
 39
i haven't the notions --
 40
 
 
something's not right,
 41
"don't you wish
 42
you were me?" --
 43
but i don't want
 44
to be me either.
 45
 
 
"he's a good poet,
 46
everybody likes
 47
the way
 48
it's
 49
so sincere... i want
 50
to hug him"
 51
 
 
i dream of Yeats,
 52
breaking away
 53
from Lady Aggregate's
 54
tea...
 55
in his weedy voice,
 56
"i don't really like poems."
 57
 
 
i dream of gregory
 58
corso,
 59
telling
 60
ginsberg,
 61
 
 
"you said
 62
words were
 63
shit and a million
 64
little kids
 65
can't
 66
read yeats
 67
no more."
 68
 
 
i dream
 69
of being a cloud
 70
of rainbow
 71
over a cluster-fuck
 72
of ezra pound
 73
and gertrude stein
 74
and, special for
 75
the reading,
 76
stephen king,
 77
but live from vegas...
 78
 
 
and the
 79
net-verse moguls
 80
dot out
 81
the fucks,
 82
so's
 83
gertrude's nouns
 84
bring a million
 85
sotheby's,
 86
and nobody can afford
 87
pay-for-view but you,
 88
but, i don't
 89
envy
 90
you equal to
 91
the dollar
 92
you just
 93
spared me,
 94
so here's it back:
 95
 
 
i envy
 96
you, mr. bush,
 97
mr. cheney,
 98
mr. robert frost,
 99
robert bly,
 100
gary snyder,
 101
larry ferlinghetti,
 102
and billy collins
 103
and louise gluck
 104
and donald hall
 105
 
 
for
 106
your post-
 107
katrina and "writing is sharing"
 108
best wishes
 109
and,
 110
"how could god
 111
have let them
 112
live there?"
 113
sincerity, and
 114
homeland security
 115
permission
 116
to post
 117
a new
 118
one any
 119
where you like.
 120

just opinion with a drum machine in the background -- not supposed to be a poem, but no less than some of the other verse posted here, so...

3 Aug 07


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