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Author: FULTON, ALICE
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Fulton, Alice    Poet's Biography
198 poems available by this author


603 WEST LIBERTY ST.       
First Line: They said here, take this


==       
First Line: It might mean immersion, that sign
Last Line: The white between the ink


A LITTLE HEART TO HEART WITH THE HORIZON    Poem Text    
First Line: Go figure--it's a knitting performance every day
Last Line: Admitted. Go figure
Subject(s): Nature


A UNION HOUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: A different chintz, plush as a blown-up hothouse
Last Line: The phoenix' stitched in red across our breasts
Subject(s): Home


A.M.: THE HOPEFUL MONSTER       
First Line: So dawn. A morcellation of the dark, the one
Last Line: What from the gut %the nerve emerges-- %step by step and sweat by sweat
Subject(s): Nature


ABOUT FACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Because life's too short to blush,
Last Line: Almost admire it. I almost wrote despise.
Subject(s): Faces


ABOUT FACE       
First Line: Because life's too short to blush
Last Line: I almost admire it. I almost wrote despise


ABOUT MUSIC FOR BONE AND MEMBRANE INSTRUMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Chords unfurling in arpeggio, that fragrance


AFTER THE ANGELECTOMY    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


AGONIST OF THE ACCELERATION LANE       
First Line: I was a ho-hum tourist
Last Line: Alive in the stretch %& the resting of sinews


AGORAPHOBIA       
First Line: It takes six coats %of lipbalm to steady her
Last Line: The air as if to shovel it aside, %as if to beckon


ALL BLANKETS SHOULD BE WHITE       
First Line: A mild insulation. %grow old with white -- patience
Last Line: To the heart -- which is not white


ALL NIGHT SHIVERING       
First Line: It must have been the cruel age


ANCHORS OF LIGHT       
First Line: Somewhere rabbits fatten exactly
Last Line: Down the field like stones


ANOTHER TROY    Poem Text    
First Line: When the green island bridge, a scowling trigonometry
Subject(s): Childhood Memories; Troy


ANOTHER TROY       
First Line: When the green island bridge, a scowling trigonometry of over-wrought
Subject(s): Troy


ART THOU THE THING I WANTED       
First Line: These unprepossessing sunsets
Last Line: From which we rise, towers %of blood and ignorance


AUNT MADELYN AT THE WHITE SALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Here is the kingdom of irregulars,
Subject(s): Shopping


AUNT MADELYN AT THE WHITE SALE       
First Line: Here is the kingdom of irregulars


AVIATION    Poem Text    
First Line: Nothing is lonelier than what's human: a group of them
Subject(s): North, The


AVIATION       
First Line: Nothing is lonelier than what's human: a group of them


BABIES    Poem Text    
First Line: Born gorgeous with nerves, with brains
Last Line: The first time will ever do
Subject(s): Play; Babies


BABIES       
First Line: Born gorgeous with nerves, with brains
Last Line: To be perfect %the first time will ever do
Subject(s): Play


BAD ACTOR       
First Line: My mother says he's a bad actor
Last Line: Crescents on the windshield


BANDIT'S BRIDE       
First Line: This propulsively entertaining novelette
Last Line: And I've made that my law: the letter and the spirit


BARELY COMPOSED    Poem Text    
First Line: You are so not gold.
Subject(s): Gold


BEHAVIORAL GEOGRAPHY       
First Line: The constancy of rainbows -- or gypsum
Last Line: Ecstasy has its reasons


BETWEEN THE APPLE AND THE STARS       
First Line: By now we know %the portents: an apple falls
Last Line: And die at ground %speed


BLUE LAWS       
First Line: Sundays of diligent rain and that
Last Line: Come in if you're beautiful, %my mother cried and cried


BODY OPULENT       
First Line: Mr. Silver owned a steel plant


BUNDLED-WELL-HUNG-UP-TIGHT-DON'T-PUT-THAT-IN-YOUR-MOUTH-IT'S       
First Line: They were always too long or too short
Last Line: One clasp, unfasten, maybe %a buckle, a sash
Variant Title(s): The Bundled-well-hung-up-tight-don't-put-that-in You


BY HER OWN HAND        Recitation
Subject(s): Love


CALL THE MAINLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: Nature hates a choir. Have you noticed


CASCADE EXPERIMENT       
First Line: Because faith creates its verification
Last Line: Presuming your existence, let my glance be passional %towardthe universe and you
Subject(s): Truth


CASCADE EXPERIMENT: SHY ONE    Poem Text    
First Line: Because faith creates its verification


CHAIN LETTERS       
First Line: Dear lady, %you have been selected %simply follow these procedures
Last Line: Will seek your narrow door; %african violets, haviland, your only collectibles %copy this ten times


CHANCE MUSIC       
First Line: You must love me
Last Line: While the virtuoso sleeps


CHERRY BOMBS       
First Line: At five I knew at twelve
Last Line: I thought about it %the rest of childhood, all day


CLASSIFIED       
First Line: When I first see him, he is whipping
Last Line: You know I know your name


CONCERNING THINGS THAT CAN BE DOUBTED       
First Line: Uncle jim tried to sue the good samaritan
Last Line: Paying doctors to cut off %all that flesh, that blood


CUSP       
First Line: Sometimes when night turns me transparent
Last Line: Beside that lighthouse without light


CUTTING BED       
First Line: I've doused myself in citronella and gone out
Last Line: Because she smelled like honeysuckle?


DANCE SCRIPT WITH ELECTRIC BALLERINA    Poem Text    
First Line: Here I am on this ledge again
Subject(s): Dancing & Dancers


DANCE SCRIPT WITH ELECTRIC BALLERINA       
First Line: Here I am on this ledge again
Last Line: And even at a stand- %still, I'm dancing
Subject(s): Dancing And Dancers


DAYNIGHT, WITH MOUNTAINS TIED INSIDE    Poem Text    
First Line: Chandelier too full of brilliance to be indolent.


DAYS THROUGH STARCH AND BLUING    Poem Text    
First Line: Mondays, sweating the flat smell
Last Line: Of tonight's dinner. Tomorrow's pressing
Subject(s): Laundry & Laundering; Grandparents


DAYS THROUGH STARCH AND BLUING       
First Line: Mondays, sweating the flat smell
Subject(s): Laundry And Laundering


DEATH OF BIRDS       
First Line: All birds are removers
Last Line: By the soul %asleep in its beak


DIAMOND SOLITAIRE       
First Line: Green shades grew down the panes like moss
Last Line: Her blue sink. A trifle %hungry, that was it


DIMINUENDO       
First Line: There is another sky
Last Line: And the whole horizon goes


DISORDER IS A MEASURE OF WARMTH       
First Line: In the window, frost forms cradles
Last Line: Full of eccentricity and mission, %want to be like them


DOING THE EVOLUTION SHUFFLE    Poem Text    
First Line: Sometimes I feel I've shacked up
Subject(s): Man-woman Relationships; Male-female Relations


DRILLS       
First Line: It was one of those summer immersion courses
Last Line: Where nothing had the right %to ever dwell again


ECHO LOCATION       
First Line: Stop quivering
Last Line: Resembles the bird it will fly into


END FETISH: AN INDEX OF LAST LINES    Poem Text    
First Line: A face stares back.


EVERYONE KNOWS THE WORLD IS ENDING    Poem Text    
Last Line: The coherent starlight
Subject(s): Earth; Memory; Mothers; Judgment Day


EVERYONE KNOWS THE WORLD IS ENDING       
Subject(s): Judgment Day


EVERYTHING TO GO       
First Line: It's the dine-out drive-in
Last Line: I'm a ghost, she says


EXPENSE OF SPIRIT       
First Line: The credits and debits of cold sex
Last Line: See: that's the dearest, cheapest prayer
Subject(s): Dramatists; Lust; Poetry And Poets; Sex; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)


FABLES FROM THE RANDOM       
First Line: As sun tugs the earth into an orbit


FICTIONS OF THE FEMININE: QUASI-CARNAL CREATURES    Poem Text    
First Line: Before work, I practice bo-peep put-offs under veils
Last Line: Of glowing bones: the ultimate in / unpeeled flesh
Subject(s): Burlesque; Waiters & Waitresses; Women; Striptease


FICTIONS OF THE FEMININE: QUASI-CARNAL CREATURES       
First Line: Before work, I practice bo-peep put-offs under veils
Last Line: Of glowing bones: the ultimate %in unpeeled flesh
Subject(s): Burlesque; Waiters And Waitresses; Women


FIERCE GIRL PLAYING HOPSCOTCH    Poem Text    
First Line: You sway like a crane to the tunes of tossed stones.
Subject(s): Girls; Games; Recreation; Pastimes; Amusements


FIERCE GIRL PLAYING HOPSCOTCH       
First Line: You sway like a crane to the tunes of tossed stones


FIX    Poem Text     Recitation by Author
First Line: There is no caring less
Last Line: There is no caring less
Subject(s): Love Nature Of


FIX    Poem Text    
First Line: There is no caring less
Subject(s): Universe


FOR IN THEM THE VOID BECOMES ELOQUENT       
First Line: Dusting under nuptial covers
Last Line: To vivisect the night with her bare hands


FORCING WHITE LILACS       
First Line: First -- the cold %she being held
Last Line: Her cries unwinding %from his ears


FOREPLAY       
First Line: I'll entertain questions before the stellar estrus
Last Line: The--not to mention, but I must-- %then some inbetween


FORTUNES OF AUNT FRAN       
First Line: Whenever I chase the rushhour


FRACTAL LANES       
First Line: Being menial, how can we let vastnesses strike through
Last Line: Meager, too evident for credit -- that unreckoned -- breadth
Subject(s): Perception


FROM OUR MARY TO ME       
First Line: As a child, mary callahan admired
Last Line: Only imagination, kicking like a worm in a jumping bean


FUGITIVE       
First Line: Stars, though famous


FUZZY FEELINGS       
First Line: Is beige a castrate of copper, pink, and taste
Last Line: Right now I'm trying to open wide


GILT CYMBAL BEHIND SAINTS       
First Line: Once halo meant a threshing floor
Last Line: Spicks in the touch, the go, the form reform


GIVE: SPLICE: A GROTESQUE       
First Line: From un-image, a form sexes itself to presence, gaining ground
Last Line: Till now--I hear her asking me at last to %turn-her-loose


GIVE: SUPERNAL       
First Line: Apollo pulls a cloud back like a foreskin
Last Line: With no one to turn to-- %she turns to a tree


GIVE: UNDOING       
First Line: Take: %her wish to be chaste. And exist in violent cloister
Last Line: She would be neither-nor


GONE YEARS       
First Line: Night pockets the house
Last Line: With his long wool arms
Subject(s): Family Life


GREAT AUNTS OF MY CHILDHOOD       
First Line: Buns harden like pomanders
Last Line: With harsh yellow soap
Subject(s): Family Life


HARDWARE       
First Line: I don't know how this silk-screened memory
Last Line: Permanent press suits %to remove their suits of fire


HOME FIRES, 1943       
First Line: Your skin pearled to cirrus
Last Line: A dove's and bathe him in it. %my breathtaker


HOW TO SWING THOSE OBBLIGATOS AROUND       
First Line: He had shag hair and a boutique
Last Line: I said how many years do you get %if they give you life


ICE STORM       
First Line: It's a world stiff as a principle


IMMERSION       
First Line: Let it be horizon levitating on horizon
Last Line: I'd be all give. Let me put it like this==


IN APPLEBLOSSOM TIME       
First Line: Mary never cared to bingo all night long
Last Line: In no time. In no time no one


IN THE BEGINNING       
First Line: The swimming teacher said, go with it, %it will hold
Last Line: It can contain a shore


INDUSTRIAL LACE    Poem Text    
First Line: The city had such pretty clotheslines.
Subject(s): City & Town Life


INDUSTRIAL LACE       
First Line: The city had such pretty clotheslines
Last Line: Their harsh done crust


IT MIGHT MEAN IMMERSION, THAT SIGN    Poem Text    


LIFE ABOVE THE PERMAFROST       
First Line: All winter the trees tossed in their coma
Last Line: Enamored of the keynote, the tonic


LINES ARE WOUND ON WOODEN BOBBINS, FORMERLY BONES       
First Line: A daughter like the openwork of lace==between %the raised motif
Last Line: Of silk that's burned away with lye== %the bride


LITTLE HEART TO HEART WITH THE HORIZON       
First Line: Go figure--it's a knitting performance every day
Last Line: How it is made
Subject(s): Nature


LOSING IT       
First Line: You feel a hard-core blankness
Last Line: Where you're headed, %the voice inside me said


MAGISTRATE'S ESCAPE       
First Line: This was a man bivouacked in wool
Subject(s): Art And Artists


MAIL       
First Line: What they had in common went beyond the I'm-cool-are-you-cool handshakes
Last Line: The scent of perforations as his relief rose above her %smokey field


MARY STUDIES THE APPLE TREE       
First Line: Scanty, white as undies, she


MEN'S STUDIES: ROMAN DE LA ROSE       
First Line: One inch can make the difference. This they know


MY DIAMOND STUD    Poem Text    
First Line: He'll be a former cat burglar
Last Line: That wasnt once alive
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


MY DIAMOND STUD       
First Line: He'll be a former cat burglar
Last Line: Let anything touch him %that wasn't once alive
Subject(s): Cities


MY LAST TV CAMPAIGN: 1. ELVIS FROM THE WAIST UP       
First Line: Are you self of my self
Last Line: Like egg whites beaten %to a nuptial lace


MY LAST TV CAMPAIGN: 2. THE MISSING LINK       
First Line: I was dabbing on the afterbite
Last Line: The talent - discovered in the rubbermaid %commercial - added stretch to every gesture


MY LAST TV CAMPAIGN: 3. VOLUNTEERS       
First Line: But I remember best the radiance escaping
Last Line: And shoved the cell %across the hostile centuries


MY LAST TV CAMPAIGN: PASSPORT       
First Line: As an infant, I was kissed by valentino
Last Line: Down an astral shaft- %to mask the screen in dumb expanse


MY LAST TV CAMPAIGN: THE PROFIT IN THE SELL       
First Line: You know that existential twilight
Last Line: Time and promises. They've made it %the white navel - I notice - in the o


MY LAST TV CAMPAIGN: VANISHING CREAM       
First Line: Tv rules: it must be visual velcro
Last Line: Gin goes down like water. But stir==strain== %add a twist==delicious


MY LAST TV CAMPAIGN: WONDER BREAD    Poem Text    
First Line: What eucharist of air and bland
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


MY LAST TV CAMPAIGN: WONDER BREAD       
First Line: What eucharist of air and bland
Last Line: What - does not console?
Subject(s): Dickinson, Emily (1830-1886)


MY SECOND MARRIAGE TO MY FIRST HUSBAND    Poem Text    
First Line: We married for acceptance: to stall the nagging
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


MY SECOND MARRIAGE TO MY FIRST HUSBAND       
First Line: We married for acceptance: to stall the nagging


NEEDFIRE, THIS LOW HEAVEN    Poem Text    
First Line: Noticing a snow-filled shopping cart
Last Line: The sockets of flowers
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


NEEDFIRE, THIS LOW HEAVEN       
First Line: Noticing a snow-filled shopping cart
Last Line: Hums up, charging %the sockets of flowers
Subject(s): Family Life


NEW AFFLUENCE       
First Line: Let me say 'we' for I am not alone in this desire


NEW OLD TESTAMENT       
First Line: Autumn's nubile drizzle polishes off the oaks
Last Line: To intervene, who would have let the south secede, %hitler kill six million more


NEW RELEASE       
First Line: A voice changed to a vinyl disc, a black larynx
Last Line: And the record turns and turns into %the night


NEWS OF THE OCCLUDED CYCLONE       
First Line: Night usually computes itself in stars


NIGHT GOLD       
First Line: We stay up all night and like to


NUGGET AND DUST    Poem Text    
First Line: My father clipped coupons at the kitchen table
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


NUGGET AND DUST       
First Line: My father clipped coupons at the kitchen table


OBSESSIONS    Poem Text    
First Line: Steady as the heat
Subject(s): Obsessions


OBSESSIONS       
First Line: Steady as the heat
Subject(s): Obsessions


ON THE CHARMS OF ABSENTEE GARDENS       
First Line: Let's say the residents had other engagements. They've gone


ORIENTATION DAY IN HADES       
First Line: It is not as expected. There is no drama


ORNAMENTAL       
First Line: The weeping cherry must have suggested anguish
Last Line: And we worship it. We drink it in


ORTHODOX WALTZ       
First Line: Courtship, the seamless mesh
Last Line: As refugees with jewels %tied to their thighs?


OUR CALLING       
First Line: To birth shape from the spill
Last Line: We call it loss of personnel


OVERLORD       
First Line: During the staging and briefing
Last Line: Marching up the causeway -- like they are %discarding something every step


PALLADIUM PROCESS       
First Line: I, a cloud


PERIPHERAL VISION       
First Line: The window's a slow-moving liquid


PERPETUAL LIGHT       
First Line: These gates are forever open
Last Line: Mere twinges in their unimaginable limbs


PICTURE PLANES 2. HIS ACID GLORY       
First Line: Painting to a contract's explicit
Last Line: And all his acid saints %are shaped like sharks


PICTURE PLANES 3. PAINTING MASTERPIECES: A FISH STORY       
First Line: My reputation is undisputed
Last Line: Dripping from her sides like fringe


PICTURE PLANES 4. HOLDING IN A WORLD       
First Line: All maps self-distort with the strain
Last Line: Beams, that black halo is a sting-%ray's tail coiled but unc


PICTURE PLANES L. IMPOSITIONS ON THE THIRD DIMENSION       
First Line: Long strips of curried animal %skin beaded in intricate
Last Line: To wander, they leave cowed %monsters, fleeced seraphim


PIVOTAL KINGDOM       
First Line: A head capsized the wild mechanism of may
Last Line: Fraught with once and future %euphorias, with wars


PLUMBLINE    Poem Text    
First Line: The world could snore, wrangle or tear
Subject(s): Fathers


PLUMBLINE       
First Line: The world could snore, wrangle, or tear


POINT OF PURCHASE       
First Line: How god and billiards originated
Last Line: To make my vision manifest in them


POWERS OF CONGRESS    Poem Text    
First Line: How the lightstruck trees change sun
Subject(s): Modern Life; United States - Congress


POWERS OF CONGRESS       
First Line: How the lightstruck trees change sun
Last Line: Their twin beds slept in, changed, made
Subject(s): Life, Modern; U.s. - Congress


PRIMING IS A NEGLIGEE       
Last Line: The oils are suspended %on a leading. The lovers %touch in linen walls


PRIVATE SECTOR       
First Line: Maybe the afterlife's like august 6, 1959
Last Line: And dread, the sparked %cargo, who must rebel, expect


REELING BACK THE SAFFRON       
First Line: Heat incubates: memories hatch
Last Line: Carp ground their teeth under %easy, opaque waves


RISK MANAGEMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Relentless escalators bore us
Last Line: Before they're caught
Subject(s): Cities; Conventions; Urban Life


RISK MANAGEMENT       
First Line: Relentless escalators bore us
Last Line: That soar, catch the light and twirl %before they're caught
Subject(s): Cities


ROMANCE IN THE DARK       
First Line: The other, a nebula
Last Line: I need the chiaroscuro %of another to help me see tomorrow


ROSE FEVER       
First Line: Believing even an infant's primrose
Last Line: Before the retina sounds %its blue alert


SCUMBLING       
First Line: Absolved, face to the wall, alive only


SECOND-SIGHT       
First Line: If I could fire a song so strong men cut themselves
Last Line: Tongue quickening the night


SELF-STORAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: Doesn't that feel great?
Subject(s): Gifts & Giving; Family Life; Relatives


SELF-STORAGE       
First Line: Doesn't this feel great'
Last Line: Ripping in its own good time


SEMAPHORES AND HEMISPHERES       
First Line: We take these days in the name of not-to-worry


SILENCER       
First Line: When snow soothes the view, it doesn't pay to reason
Last Line: Reason against the gusts of blank repose %within their sets and make their blizzard babies


SISTER MADELEINE PLEADS FOR OUR MARY       
First Line: Dear sister immaculata


SKETCH       
First Line: Before the blank--full of fresh
Last Line: To confiscate the shifting give %and represent the with- %out which


SMALL OBJECTS WITHIN REACH       
First Line: It fell to him: a slip
Last Line: Growing on foreclosures, little spiders %spinning water overdistant lawn


SNOW-KILN       
First Line: The skin prickles, outraged as a cactus
Last Line: Steeped in drifts %of sleep


SOME COOL       
First Line: Animals are the latest decorating craze
Last Line: And never feel a thing


SOUTHBOUND IN A NORTHBOUND LANE    Poem Text    
First Line: Her anatomically-correct smile


SOUTHBOUND IN A NORTHBOUND LANE       
First Line: Her anatomically-correct smile
Last Line: And fact the harsh music %that is space


STEREO (TREE)       
First Line: A sea-pen, these mirrors, the lively gray
Last Line: Who could bear to save her


SYMPATHETIC HEXES       
First Line: I've watched as one woman, adrift
Last Line: On the redeemable dreams %of the dumbluck crowd


TAKE A ROMAN WEDDING       
First Line: It was lit at the bride's hearth while she played
Last Line: Are entirely free %of nettles


TERRESTRIAL MAGNETISM       
First Line: Stars threatened you into feeling


THE BODY OPULENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Mr. Silver owned a steel plant


THE EXPENSE OF SPIRIT    Poem Text    
First Line: The credits and debits of cold sex
Last Line: See: that's the dearest, cheapest prayer
Subject(s): Dramatists; Lust; Poetry & Poets; Sex; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)


THE FRACTAL LANES    Poem Text    
First Line: Being menial, how can we let vastnesses strike through
Last Line: Meager, too evident for credit that unreckoned breath
Subject(s): Perception


THE GONE YEARS    Poem Text    
First Line: Night pockets the house
Last Line: Swith his long wool arms
Subject(s): Family Life; Relatives


THE GREAT AUNTS OF MY CHILDHOOD    Poem Text    
First Line: Buns harden like pomanders
Last Line: With harsh yellow soap
Subject(s): Family Life; Aunts; Relatives


THE WRECKAGE ENTREPRENEUR       
First Line: It takes faith - this tripping through the mixed bessings
Subject(s): Cities; Urban Life


TO EACH ACCORDING TO HIS NEED       
First Line: People become as liquid
Last Line: A sliver at the bottom of a solvent sleep


TOWARD CLAIRVOYANCE       
First Line: You hold all our home truths, nil-colored one
Last Line: Waiting to be %round


TRAINING THE GIRL'S CHANGING VOICE       
First Line: Maybe it was chanting 'directory assistance', for what
Last Line: I can't move--I have no way-- %please hold--to make connections.'


TRAVELING LIGHT    Poem Text    
First Line: Every restaurant boarded up in softwood
Subject(s): Fathers - Death


TRAVELING LIGHT       
First Line: Every restaurant boarded up in softwood


TRESPASS       
First Line: Warmly sorrel as a guernsey, a wall
Last Line: Paraclete. What farm wives poured on their preserves


TROPHIES       
First Line: Over stiff blossoms of cocktails, firm studs of leathered de
Last Line: Like children, they cry I won, I won!


TROUBLE IN MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: A murdered body's shallow grave
Subject(s): Memory; War


TROUBLE IN MIND    Poem Text    
First Line: A murdered body's shallow grave
Subject(s): War


TROUBLE IN MIND       
First Line: A murdered body's shallow grave
Last Line: A jungle of nothing. A forgetting
Subject(s): War


TURN: A VERSION (TREE)       
First Line: She'll get out of this one somehow. Someday she'll break
Last Line: Down the air, the blank, the optical until %a face stares back


TWO CRIES & A CLUTCH       
First Line: This boy like me once
Last Line: We didn't speak to strangers then


UNION HOUSE       
First Line: A different chintz, plush as a blown-up hothouse
Last Line: The phoenix: stitched in red across our breasts


UNWANTING       
First Line: Unabridged autumn--fauve trees and flowers snarled
Last Line: The exdream==the world gone into god again?


UNWANTING; LAURA FULTON CARPENTER, 1969-1990       
First Line: As the waves grew ample in the outer mantle
Last Line: The exdream--the world gone into god again?
Subject(s): Death


WELL, PAIN'S WILDWOOD LOOKS REFINED       
First Line: A decorous everglades. And ill


WHAT I LIKE    Poem Text    
First Line: Friend - the face I wallow toward
Subject(s): Likes And Dslikes


WHAT I LIKE       
First Line: Friend -- the face I wallow toward
Last Line: Labeled hers or his: what I like about you is


WHEN BOSSES SANK STEEL HANDS       
First Line: In the north sea, I was issued this survival


WHERE ARE THE STARS PRISTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: Everyone's spending christmas eve adrift


WHERE ARE THE STARS PRISTINE       
First Line: Everyone's spending christmas eve adrift


WORKS ON PAPER       
First Line: A thrilling wilderness of biomorphic


WOW MOMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: From the guts of the house, I hear my mother crying


WRECKAGE ENTREPRENEUR       
First Line: It takes faith - this tripping through the mixed bessings
Last Line: Nakedness. How small she looks %beside what she has saved
Subject(s): Cities


YOU CAN'T RHUMBOOGIE IN A BALL AND CHAIN    Poem Text    
First Line: You called the blues' loose black belly lover
Last Line: "its your shade, this blood dress, we say. its you."
Subject(s): Jazz; Joplin, Janis (1943-1970); Music & Musicians


YOU CAN'T RHUMBOOGIE IN A BALL AND CHAIN       
First Line: You called the blues' loose black belly lover
Last Line: It's your shade, this blood dress,' we say. 'it's you.'
Subject(s): Jazz; Joplin, Janis (1943-1970); Music And Musicians


YOUR CARD READ POET-MECHANIC       
First Line: The day you came -- carrying a two-cylinder
Last Line: Is in the bathroom %humming be-bop-a-lula


YOURS & MINE       
First Line: Through your lens the sequoia swallowed me
Last Line: Graininess that weaves expressively: your face