Selected Poems

Hermaphropoetics (work in progress)

from Solitary Workwoman

Part 3: Fire Clay
from The Joe 82 Creation Poems

Selections from
I am the Babe of Joseph Stalin's Daughter

Not Be Essence That Cannot Be



            I'LL STILL HAVE


                  be jeered at
                spot brown
               on me
             & harass
                      i'm putrid
                   i'm lowest
                    (i suffer meanly)
               of them with the symbol
                      alway
                 & my nose is inflamed
                               roasted meat
                  lap the drippings      
                   (i should not)
           have the              brown
                        on me
                          O openly
                    nocuous
              not ever kiss
                  & give up
                      buzzing away
            (speaking distinctly)
               to the bare ear
             (O my long tai1)
                           i'll still
           have       i'I1 have
                  Nizam
            & jaw & nose
               my gut wall
           one foot Iong