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Autumn Poem 2012

Hoa Nguyen

2012

Call capable

a lemony

light & fragile

 

Time like a ball and elastic

 

so I can stop burning the pots

 

wondering yes electric stove

 

She is her but I don't reme

mber remember

the ashes I obsess She said

 

I was obsessed with

(not wanting to work with

ashes)

 

Mandible dream

says the street

& ash work

 

because the scorn

and ions long

there I wor I woke up

in the overlooked dark

 

I work

do that warp twistingly

wrap the dead

 

Black and white like the

long-dead starved pet rodent

eating the basement

curtains and peanut shells

 

 

I walk I wal

I walks down sometimes

why the advi

 

abide the advice was

 

not "Fair better"

but "Fail better"

 

Auto dish soap

½ and ½

Coffee beans

 

Bake the golden things

Rust colors

Rust colors

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