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



               Wild-Man & The Memory Of The Dying Poet


                                to prevent a communist
                victory            confront the tribal
   elder                       check his level of
                    literacy
                                   & after a murderous
                        flash-flood
                                       swim out to sea.

               that a decomposed emperor made threatening
             gestures.      Defiance!   —paid off the
                          government & smirked his
                                    way to New Buenos Aires.

                            O fell in
                            the cement
                            cheated on
                            the rent
                            borrowed on
                            the grain &
                            fruit        &
                            pondered on the wave of
                            social unrest/    Spastic
                  hopping legs         quick off to
                                  the new world!

                              after the war
                           the population    of mixed ancestry 
                  Germans, Catholic Argentinians, Jiving Jews 
                and Roman Japanese            embraced the
                             People's Republic of China

                       dealt in money excesses      & prevented
                     sweet strife       & the spying          on
                                of    Uranus & Neptune

                                                        ejaculated
                                                        radio semen
                                                        intensified
                                                        the neutral
                                                        metals

                        & ruled with a
                                        dictatorship & 
                                laughed while fornicating & bull/ 
                                    dozing on the Arctic ice

                        in the fifties we all revered ole ez pound
                                         & now we pay a buck 29 fr
                                                       ground round!

                                          & KNOW that ez pound
                                          was derailed by FATHER TYME!