Pangloss

The Calculus. Under. Discussed.
A spliced millisecond. Prefix.

Prefixed. Prefixing. Perfect.

Limbo-Stick

A stand-alone piece.
The novel excerpt.

Troubled loner.
Unsent.

A remarkable turn of phrase.
What a quote.

Memorable.
No wasted words.

Anthologized.
Settled.

Into the public’s
collective subconscious.

Veritable cliche.
Hallmark.

Standard-bearer.
Gold standard.

Money-shot.

Credo. Motto. Maxim.
What you call it.

Kafka wrote them.
Maybe Kierkegaard?

Jose Feliciano.
Tim Buckley.

Of course
the Byrds.

Sampled. Plagiarized. Stolen.

A stand-alone piece.
The novel excerpt.

Shelved. Tabled.
Drawered. Perished.

Fiduciary Lethe

A country of law and rest. In constant
judgement. Of constant judgement.

Annotating through air with nosy
overcoat; A country, imagined,

as is this self, imaginedÔÄ»
in and above, that country.

Legislating angel, approach of a
commanded repose.

A country of law and rest.

The borrowed phasing: the suspect,
at this hour.

On this, a springtime, heptagon-
construed Sabbath; Arrested.

The quiet country;

Which God of law and rest?
The suspect country;

Being, the case.