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 Overhearing Of Disasters


                                 in India & Kenya
                 snails & slugs, moss animals     lewd
          Aardvark, rhinoceros     Baboon Polar Bear
                                /all creatures with heads
                         severe with wave lengths of 
                    radiation
                                moved 1 square foot 
                                moved 1 square inch 
                                moved 1 square T O N G U E

                         over the world's surface 
                    much of the land has been devastated by 
                reckless lumbering & chronic killing
            /Savage burning           uprooting more & more
                             O Epidemic
                             O Earthquake
                             O Fire
                             O Flood
                             O Eruption
                             O Storm
                             O Cyclone
                    O  B U B O N I C   P L A G U E!


                                         where's Rome?
                            fire!
                         where's plague?
                      jumping hot!
                   what's a shock to the human system?
                The Black Death!
             what's an Atomic disaster?
          Hiroshima!
                                what's a hot seat?
                             Electric chair!
                          what's a mine disaster?
                       Suffocation!
                                                  where's the
                                     future?    peace propped
                                               up on its
                                             head!
                            in atmospheric
                            chemistry
                            the danger to Earth's inhabitants

           /is feared              dead meat dyed pink!
                                have a drink of black
                             water           it willl take but
                          a few minutes