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Burnt Cloth

 

 

 

It was simply

by force because

as victims

of an implacable fate

we had to

undergo our destiny

 

I’ll never forget

the sight of that hole

like it was made

with a drill—

a little whiff of smoke

from burnt cloth,

the man’s violent

summersault, a groan

and then the stillness

 

You’ve got your

I’ve got my

so what do you want

to do now

 

I thought

now

I know

where to look

 

But if all

on both sides

had done the same thing

wouldn’t that have

been sublime

could’ve gone a couple

rounds in the ring

would’ve been

 

All of that sort

of publicity

leads to strangers

hearing my real name

being pointed out

stared at

treated as a lion

 

Here in Los

Angeles these

thoughts are

especially

poignant

 

He does everything

well

pitch

counterpoint

rhythm

 

It’ll end

in tears

tears

or death

or worse

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“CONFABULATION

Craft a conversation poem using “he said/she said” quotes that you find in newspaper articles.” –from The OULIPOST Handbook

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