coffee falls into place
as temperature, love, and bleeding dishes
press loud and sad on digital rims
"outer name's experience", I wrote,
becoming numb with my willingness to participate.
I leave the nipple in it's place, but cry. Now, understanding
everything real, but moreso later
I wanted to write "the poem ended several lines ago, this is no longer part of the poem, instead it is just words", but thought "no, that's too Silliman".
I wanted too write "writing poetry for me is like pissing with a hard-on", but thought "no, that's juvenile".
other lines were too Vallejo, or too Eshleman.
If a line is too Ted Berrigan, I put it in especially.
don't want to be too Ashbery, would love to be too Nada Gordon
Tried very hard to be too Blau-DuPlessis, but later thought it was too much.
thought to write "this is all very stupid", but then thought "why did you think that in a british accent?"
I begin to put parts of Britain in my mouth. I hammer at a molar with a Texas colloquialism. Now (this is part of the training), I try to speak perfect Ypsilanti, still with Britain in there, and a dangling molar.