The People Look Like Flowers at Last: New Poems (Paperback)

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the gas line is leaking, the bird is gone from the
cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures;
Benny finally got off the stuff and Betty now has a job
as a waitress; and
the chimney sweep was quite delicate as he
giggled up through the
soot.
I walked miles through the city and recognized
nothing as a giant claw ate at my
stomach while the inside of my head felt
airy as if I was about to go
mad.
it's not so much that nothing means
anything but more that it keeps meaning
nothing,
there's no release, just gurus and self-
appointed gods and hucksters.
the more people say, the less there is to say.
even the best books are dry sawdust.

from "fingernails; nostrils; shoelaces"

Product Details
ISBN: 9780060577087
ISBN-10: 0060577088
Publisher: Ecco Press
Publication Date: January 8th, 2008
Pages: 299
Language: English