The Doo-Wopper’s Confession

It hurts. holes. And

I with a
doo yip wah, diddy
yip, daddy yip dum;

It bleeds. pains. And

I with a
diddy sha doo lah,
boppa hoo, bom bidda mau;

It burns. stains. And

I with a
bom biddah boppa, dang
mau, dah doo, dang dang;

It condemns. defiles. And

I with a
wha wha chang, choo
wai, whop, whoa loo lop;

It ends. leaves. And

I with a
zeebalah, boobalah, bum
de bum um, ho, tiddie bop.

Helene, Helene

Tunnel in the Math:

Octaroon tenner the cover
two ta’ life
coal divvies a
portion out Ramses II
three buys four discount
neo-natal per dozen
Identity problematics

of Southern Judea’s textile Governor
—Isosceles a side of beef—*

Tunneling in the Logic,

‘f’ Only circles
Rye purity add
Ur–request Giuseppe’s
gravy pomodoro
recipe’s success
close ta’
aleph, so how much?

Quoth mark here*–
Quinine enlights, projects

Unto undone sole:

Her Extemporizing Crown

Starlight in the groove,
ironlight reflects him

laughless, in Gaza, this
month, leaping moon shades

serated slice, Eve eats, pale
formica, inertia troubling

plumbing. Without my sense of
break, sayers renounce style,

half–words, semi-forged village
listens in dementia, historio-

psycho, propagating sale, ob-
verse, olive stalkers. Her

extemporizing crown, what adorned
dioramas! Next brown, speckled dove

in its moving prime, fissures,
airing nubility, spark of re-

joinder kicked up devolution,
licking dry Nile’s fire. Anxiety,

combing tremulous expulsion.
The campaign disorder, during, as,

only. Her muscle curious tongue,
bobbing. Oval ruby, spoiling wise.

Sun-ray prints pathway, watchful
as cherry wine clothes.