Coral Springs

Brewing two-ity, a woman and me, I and I and
a man who told the world, nothing.

Foisting relief in respite on unready
electric thumbs, by the deserted cowfields

after an ellipsis—cogitative, peripatetic,
peninsular at a cost. Prying a loose

administration to our nightly adolescence
save an orphan’s subconsciouslessness:

English teacher’s Columbian assistant
posturing mid-sixteenth century’s long-

distance, obscurantist phonecall, tall, over
furious green blackboard, pale,

green, as generators beneath a faithless,
finger-bone.

Twenty Dollar Bill

Text from the Robert-Johnson
-contract, 1936, Mississip
;

Son and Charley—stop,
gimme please…

Moonlight and river light—stop,
put it to my knees…

Red dust and sunstroke—stop,
sifted by that breeze…

Moscow and pony stall—stop,
under tops of trees…

Hollow and Orphan stumble—stop,
these are my bees…

Shake

Life-Take (work death)
work-Death (give rest)

Give-Rest (poetry offer)
Poetry-offer (neither neither)

Neither-Neither (offer best)
Offer-Best