A woman can't carry a
A clumsy woman isn't funny, or,
she's supremely beautiful, so
beautiful we wonder, what's past this edifice,
how can celluloid capture
the next Marilyn Monroe,
comedies. Monroe didn't carry
Some Like It Hot. Drag creates a trousseau,
bundle women carry to marry.
woman can be negligent, composing
in a negligee, loose and filmy-flimsy robe and gown,
at a delicate desk, dishabille,
receiving visitors, running around with a jeweled pen,
combing over cabinet comedy in a delicate peignoir.
if form is revealed and the outline is that of an ordinary
A woman buckled or strapped into an animated costume / in the main
scene, / the dance
extraordinary. Mascots are male. Cheerleaders are model/actresses, neither
Redgraves nor actors.
all, in skin,
of paper for a ship, over water in a skiff, a yacht,
elongated or slender, the one who -- slipper,
slipper chair, ribbons -- skips,
song and tender sentiment, reclines
under the paper umbrella of the orientalist,
umbrella in the snow in Umbria, not in the rain,
umbrella under the sun’s penumbra.
clay ornaments or decorates
first the outer garment, then
the inner pottery or lingerie
underneath lace, linen to make it opaque,
not shiny slimy scales
of sequins, Happy Birthday Mr. President,
running a fever, sewn in,
dead three hours,
by Edith Head and named for the movie,
of bateau or boat does
more than decorate our sweaters
of our leaders who lettered in pep. Frame
the face, cinch the waist,
linen wing collars are sails, wind sends them,
let go, bikini chain, apotheosis of the belt, carry naught.
Give You the
“ladies who are dancing its favorite objects”
Mrs. Gargery is the first domineering female we meet.
Molly, wild ghost, Miss Habersham, mild.
Others, disgust’s basis.
Estella, estrella, star, x
& desire prompt Pip.
Jewels on her chest (not
Note: no meekness,
stage and screen
Where is a star soft?
about money than anything else”
me kiss me before I die”
us tell us
is the alien
like a pizza
amor, love like Lawrence Livermore Laboratories –
more love say
betraying anything by saying yes
tell me so
oh tell me
in a motel
telus, talus, tool
a catalogue of bells
be ills bills Beelzebub my favorite oracle
beloved belted able buildable belief belie libel label
buona sera with the fishes
names naturally rise to lips
begin a whispering campaign
I’ll protect my love and its agents
she punish him?
she pardons her; she knows love too
they know the same love
they know the same love
he claims his new love stronger
she gives him up
how can she punish him
a vehicle for coloratura
of the Flies
leave if you are a vision
donkey funky chunky flunk spunk
of the none
the perfumed tree
the deadly tree
no paradise nightshade
this overwhelming emotion
as an angel= beauty)
no faith in quotidian
lot of references
to dia, tedium, ta da, tidy
hell, no (all nonsense words rhyme
because they are nonsense)
traffic in “feeling realities”
this padded then studded
steering wheel cover stamped
an image, and it is my self.
I have a self, and, etc.
No selves, but streams
of cars we call traffic,
as we call distribution and routing
and any exchange traffic.
angel is you
dress with a train,
chain --kind of kinky
more familial dogma
there's a belief gene
I dont wear, either
empty bottles inthe a.m.
with wet cigarette butts inside them,
stray pair of underwear on the lawn
seems a long slog
buddy, especially a dumb
buddy, is better than the creaky
mechanism of internal monologue
let the three reindeer rule
have theauthority of celebrity
“we all” “know their names”
(thank heaven for 7-11)
is difficult to sustain. Hubris
is a mark of hucksterism,
Mr. Solution Provider.
practical fruit (Doritos?)
but my Mom has a brass
doorstop, a brass pineapple
which proves door stops
have a use
their confusing moniker
belies, and pineapples
are symbols, not