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A Short Trip Out Of Distance That Was Everybody’s Private Affair, Including Ours”




When the body of

text “My Father’s Original

Bible” takes from me

the ecstasy (my father’s

original “Polyanna” is comforting

to an insufficient extent),

remain in motion

riddled with doubt—nothing

outside that ancient filmstrip

definitely won’t.


Certainly an entirety

outside a preschool charge

discourages the boldest

enemy to inundate a meal

for a boy she abhors

without massive quantities

of Benzedrine, in addition to

the unfamiliar “married-love-

making-poison.” When we

open eyes wide away from them,

certainly we’ll become fused for an entirety

outside of the woman/the man

experiencing for the first time

her calm, platonic moderation.





In Oulipian usage, antonymy means the replacement of a designated element by its opposite. Each word is replaced by its opposite, when one exists (black/white) or by an alternative suggesting antonymy (a/the, and/or, glass/wood).” –from The OULIPOST Handbook

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