THE IDEA OF ORDER AT MODESTO
for K. Silem Mohammad
The sea all
water, yet receives rain still,
chief power of wealth is to wear the spirit
contentment on the wisdom which is better
wealth of every sun’s inspection
hidden water also, below working classes
plunging head into water, swallowing thick.
down water (rain) from the sky,
to give them Burroughs’ “The Rare
Christian Contentment,” page 19.
consists of four qualities: Guile-
simplicity, purity and contentment,
water and honey and curds.
deeper into a wealth
information — jails, airlines, freeways, bridges,
Town water, railways, trams, man, a way of life—
hopefully not understood by sharks
squid loosening tiles and sucking
out of the women carrying water and washing.
Ministry of Health would just love to burn
after the Bishop has bolted the gates?
contact with the polluted water,
A new car,
big screen TV or any other form.
evil great and small, each beastly
squid, ambition’s like a circle on the water.
thirst of empire, the daughter
notoriously promiscuous brother,
recesses beyond. I vowed that when
returned I would not hearken to Him
pulpit, nor abstain from eating, drinking.
squid has the largest eyes in the world.
glass of tap water has passed through.
From “My Angie Dickinson”
two vastly different spheres
saves the day — she rides
from fireballs to PB&J
Down “a flight” of stairs
immobile Sperm rains down
Soft, muted spheres — pressed into —
— bit —
Done with no dialogue —
Done with His!
I looked at Myself and Thought
“Jeez, not bad!”
A nun with a big heart —
“Witch Hat Plaid” —
from — the Four Corners —
My Childhood “hero” polluted the Soul
Interestingly paralleled in Rio Bravo —
Smitten with blood, the mind is baffled —
Dall and Loveday on the dole.
Attribution is Americana
Marriage right under the maple tree
My Mother’s a shady cattle rancher —
A jar — of honey — in my jeans
“Crucifies” a suffering bee —
not Granted — by the Pope —
Married to Henry VIII —
A trip to Bermuda is over in weeks
So the Wife can become — serious —
A teenager “dates”— the daughter —
Tries to “get through” eight songs
The kids on Astro Orbiter
Were Known as “affinity” groups —
In the future a cutting-edge android
In the form of a boy-sheath —
full-length matching sequined skirt
strain rides underneath
dour Schoolmaster — who four times
Reflected — the dour mood —
Prod along singing and dancing to
“Their” dour and — “flat” —
Can you play — a dour hooker — when
You're “having the” Heat of Time
His dour journalistic composure
Makes Peace — with her own — homeless mother
An Italian — with white mustache dour —
Never rang — True for — Me —
Like pornography —
aftertaste aroma —
A simple Church Drenched with Red Buttons
Honeysuckles me —
I was Feeling — pretty Fucking Good myself
With the fragrant Aroma of Bliss —
I’d always had a
Ernie would never watch.
Fit Subject for a Future memo —
A five foot seven inch
Architecture of Sea Otters
Floating up — to Me — from my bra —