June 29, 2007

THE COMPOSITION JAR


small composition jar
in these few words

barely reach the page
a process by which

the person removes obstacles swallowing handfuls

of rags swallowing handfuls

of muttering tepid you become you do

a large room full of the same person
double-decker kissing

the plurals approach this notion
of writing

as it is the fasteners
fasten what holds fast faster

held in relation
to things

children screaming
at the bubbles

they themselves produce catches corners of the eye

a dog eared miniature
of the printed addendum

rise again wakened skin
the better thing

encompassed here
spelled out

light shadows the man with a bedeviled groan

a bedeviled flask
as the wheels speak

a small bundle of them
make a star of it

a taller slender streetlight
a lower lipped movement

fraught with digits
tipping tip tips

diggle the off center of a cracker the machine of life

rare fruit hanging off
the machine of life

a perfect reflection in fog a swizzle stick alphabet

how to open standing up across the table

—Nico Vassilakis

Posted by dwaber at June 29, 2007 12:31 PM