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 Rhythm Of The Mechanized System


                                      who belongs       Devout
                            thousand rebirths     mix
                                                a few seeds
                                                three days
                                                thick at the top
         how do these plants digest         in full Sun/

                               6 submarines
                               fast frigates
                               1 battalion        one onion 
                       12 fast roses & a shower of s p e e d i n g 
        meteors      I reconnaissance squadron     15 minesweepers

                                  helpless in 
                                  the line of duty a 
                                  man dies 
                    head sticking out of cement 
                 /it's a thrilling once-in-a-lifetime
               spectacle!
                               suck rubber & chop timber
                          /steel plants     & the coming
                     Afrikanization of 12 hens & 24 cheeses/ 0 Boy!

                            a man with ideas 
                            & a man whistling 
                            in the light/tyme 
                            of revolution 
                            & bloody experience/

                                                  What about the

                        equipment
          what about the fish             throw them back in the Sea.

                                                while the
                                              gap
                                            could
                                          lead
                                        to
                                      Fearing Things

                                  O Motor Vehicle
                                O Radio Station
                              O Meat & Wool
                            O Major Airline
                         O Sacred Mechanized
                       System
                    o'bliss!