PLEASE REPATRIATE RENEE ZELWEGER’S FACE
I want to plumb with dreamy morbid ardour the
tentative half finished half born thing that is
stone age fear loss vanity serenity chaos
wisdom defiance freedom self-loathing +botch
O this longsinewydance through claustrophobic
corridors of memory
Who is choreographing this show? Hope the camera
man adds a touch of glow to our peaked pallor now that
we are 1/2 way there Where? Is death life’s final
scorekeeper? Or is life death’s funhouse? What’s the
frequency Kenneth? What’s the score?
When the glorious Mrs. Reaper appears will she be your
grandmother’s doppelgänger? Before she spirits you through
the eye of the needle she will want to know: Who must you
say good-bye to before you go? And your entire life will pass
before you a la Ebenezer Scrooge
A final sense of being right out in the cold, unkissed.
My psychiatrist can lick your psychiatrist.
John Berryman A Stimulant For An Old Beast 1959
Mid Fall 2014