for Jack Collom
Look, an ocelot-banded
over there by the Ferris Wheel!
152. An ocelot-banded fisticuff is a surregional bird. It's
striped like a jungle cat & is shaped more or less like a clenched
fist. It's also called the "flying fist of the Matto Grosso" &
is used as a weapon, the "bird bombs of Argentina" which the Peronistas
grew to fear. Its appearance at a North American amusement park
is a surregional anomaly.
The Return of The Virgin Gunsel
The virgin with the pistol lights up my living room
both eyes "restarted" like a bald analyst
at his computer. The saints are safe
I know, but I'm having a breakdown:
When the world is destroyed by fire
it gets pregnant too. In the womb of the old
burns the blood of the new. Warped
by oscilloscopes, bread howls in the oven.
Baked inside there are a dozen roses.
There is no other light like glory.