Sweet-Voiced [Mutilated] Papyrus

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ANNE WALDMAN & PAMELA LAWTON

for George Schneeman

SKULL

 

he — his sex………………………………..

no doubt

& violence of urbanity

 

or in fields of asphodel comes the risk

 

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comes with some stronger rivers

out of a swallow’s song

in Africa            mixing it up

 

his blade    wilde beesties

 

ageless leader kneels in humility

slays peacocks in the garden

 

without roses

no leisure to stack on a pedestal

for a wrestling competition in Mytilene, eh?

or as child reads warming of his future planet

 

she was wont to “go choral”

 

she – an elegant couplet with bladed axe headgear

 

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Phaeon!  Phaeon! to cry in entourage

& follow him as a camp follower   must         secretly

 

or not so      gives traction to the other side

 

enter the horserace

as a stallion fragments                  or it might kill you

 

skull: propitious, as you mark time, homuculus

foot:  scansion never deprives you of a way to walk out

waist: measure the girth of…call it philosophy?  frag…