Thursday, December 24, 2009

Unnumbered Releases

Have you not considered tragedy
behind the infinite reduplication of a smile
in shades of the same color?

Look at me
an unromanced Harlequin,
mosaic of stained-glass pains.
This skull-faced grin surmounts a stack
of hearts, as the conqueror's
throne rests on a pile of skulls.

I can't remember the color of my face
but the bone structure's terrific—
if a little pronounced
(or unpronounced, because no-one
will talk about skeletons).

I can't remember the number of
duplications and divisions that create
this matrix. If I destroyed it from within
would it be matricide?

Which of my numberless versions
should I choose for release?

Collection available! Knocking from Inside

1 comment:

Michelle Johnson said...

I'd pick the second one in the first column for release.

Happy Holidays to you and yours. Hope your day was a joyous one.