Taking Dictation
( found poetry from a most poetic soul . . . in loving memory of her )

. . . I thought she was a queen . . .

. . . that's a match that I thought passed away. . .

. . . and you lost your cat, it's in Italy, you'll never get there . . .

. . . and having a kid do something nice for a change would be a better saint. . .

. . . take the crims off, it looks like an ice rose instead of a church. . .

. . . you have the rights to sleep again on the radio . . .

. . . you got to be a sail. . .

. . . I don't know what I would say to an elephant. . .

. . . somebody is sleeping outside my door. . .

. . . if I go there now we'll be as bubbly as proper. . .

. . . I got an icycle route. . .

. . . he's on his mouth, courtesy of the old woman. . .

. . . this is swift as a bird. . .

. . all right that makes everybody limb, get off the bank, we've been complained. . .

. . . and nobody to put his two fingers in, it's got a lecture I can go into. . .

. . . a young girl in a gray paper suit. . .

. . . she says very little. . .

. . . nothing in fact on Saturday. . .

. . . one speaks out to Aunt Sunny. . .

. . . and she never mentioned the watch. . .

. . . la Pita, underneath the green blossom. . .

. . . someone is looking at it. . .

. . . a very jelly face. . .

. . . to be so happy, be so crowd. . .

. . . she's got the most teeth . . . she's the happiest. . .

. . . she said we're gonna need real moths. . .

. . . buck man is still waiting to get a smack or a scrub. . .

. . .I think they can still get a little root, a little pocketbook. . .

. . . looks like these people didn't sleep or is it imagination. . .

. . . he's coming in with his face looking like music. . .

. . . looks like nobody's in the barber. . .

. . . I don't remember if he spoke my mystery. . .

. . . it was hard to intersoul himself. . .

. . .your piano down there under the bridge. . .

. . . .we'll say we're so and so. . .

. . . what I want as my first foes of laughter. . .
. . . I got to give up my bus. . .

. . . the underworld is now very shelter. . .

. . .you know what I mean. . .

. . . I forgot to get Joseph and already here I am in the pail. . .
. . .now they got the two beaches out. . .

. . . she uses too much language and she said arithmetic. . .

. . . maybe they had a fight over who's my tyve, light and the live. . .
. . . now there's a mouse who doesn't live in the house. . .

. . .where's the mozzle . . .

. . .she put it up, blue purple and ape. . .

. . .he looks like a lady though. . .

. . .you can always get a new needleful . .

. . . that's such a pretty star. . .

. . . hey Jesus get the hell over here. . .
. . .I heard something about a think. . .

. . . he seemed to be talking about the earth. . .

. . . you can ravel a grave in the world. . .

. . .you're gonna feel that doze, that fick. . .

. . . I hear a cork once and a while. . .

. . . aah baby root parade. . .

. . . a certain amount is Joseph and a certain amount is Raymond. . .

. . . who would want to put a death wart on a baby. . .

. . . a goddess of the will . . .

. . .speak nice. . .

. . . throw it to number third . .

. . . one of the oldtimer's bills. . .

. . . when the Cassidy song sings, you don't say green to the eye. . .

. . . a spidercoat that was different. . .

. . .they put the night out here. . .

. . .shake it mostly. . .

(11/99)


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