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 POET IS MAGICK

                                     for George


                         The holy prophet Isaiah 
                           loves me & all the old 
                              gods of Greece
                                            & Guevera would
         love me if he ever saw me
                                  Karl Marx grandson
                           of Reb the fat
                                         would've
                   wanted me to flirt
                                     with the butcher 
                                for the best spleen 
                                         in the west!
     Ah, the grape boycotters want me
                                     on their posters
                          instead of bunches
                of grapes!
                          Here I come 'round the comer
                                  & Al Fatah begs me
                      for a favor
                                 Might I be the most
                    beautiful
                             guerrila
                                     that ever threw
                                                 a
                                                   grenade!
      But I bow & flash an Islamic prayer
                                         & skip away 
                               for the love of Zion!  
                 I bust up overstuffed middle-class bookstores 
                    & switch their pictures of Fidel 
            for their true heart's desire—a big banana split!
                             Black revolutionists demand
                  that I teach them
                                   the method of my swagger!
     I jump jump jump away
                          The asian continent screams 
               whyfore does Rochelle jump so high!
                   Is it because of the Buddha
                                    who loves her?