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



             The Funnel Of Steel In The Green Forest Bush


                                  Smiling so that between
                  the Skull    this hour waits      is magical &        
         Swinging Forward!    My Soul!    My Soul!

                                          underneath the tree
                  most fabulous judgement     the gleaming branches
         in the shape of          blood-bright        forever
                        beginning          /a mountain of
                   lead      colder than      a blue sky

                                 Hum-Ho!
                              pipe o' iron
                           a funnel of steel
                         a shaft of rusty alum 
                          iNum    tardy-tar & 
                             feather yr bum 
              sing Allel & tivili Tum! sing Allelu & tivili 
           TUM!

                                   the course to the 
                          earth      beauty-slow & back 
                   ward.     the duration
                             of the dark body of human

      what if I asked if your eyes were healing all that
               was suspended above? 
                                     my blue of my revealed
                                  breaths   O Staring & 
                      laughing instinct!   O Shape of the Snake 
              & all that is moving
                                         closer/

                          the voice
                          falls   it is coming
                          into being
                          it is    Always Found
                          it curves   Without the burning/ 
                          all Moon in hope! 
                          /what smell of the moment 
                          is a color?
                          what is the texture
                          of the good
                          /eternity

            what is the Name of Singing from
   the Green Forest Bush?