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thought

in the bathtub
i am a whale
i am leviathan
filling the basin
until i stretch its sides
making continents of soap
and oceans in my navel

floating serene
the water supporting my incredible bulk
i watch my ripples
send crashing down
the towers of mind and thought

tower

at first people didn’t like the tower
then they took it for granted
the revolving disco restaurant spelt “sparkles”
differently each night
and people put up with it
graciously
as if some dear friend’s first born shat upon the rug
or someone you dined with spat up a hairball
you just smile and continue as if
nothing ever happened
soon, the city began to identify with the tower
it posed on postcards with pretty girls
everyone got used it to it following them around
like your little brother
or a faithful puppy
dragging its big head over the horizon

toy

world in miniature
push it, make it go
spinning, no meaning,
just wind and pull

now
which switch
turns
the damn thing
off?

knife

we cannot refute
facts in a row
flesh has no defense
against a perfect line

laminate

the next day he put on
red shoes like Dorothy’s
plaid trousers like Tweedle Dee’s
got rid of those blues
and tried to fit in
made the body language
he was ready to play
worked all night
worked all day
making deals
the old fashioned way
meeting new people
by telephone
understanding when
they wouldn’t meet him at home
encouraging exchanges
with friends unknown
got some contracts
let’s clamp things down
extra strength can be
created that way—the order
of business is laminate

light bulb

nipple of light
best friend in the dark
how i love to watch you
fill up
lonely little star
only one in my ceiling
all night
sixty, forty, frosted, plain

lobster thought

all i see is red
everyone is wearing an exo-skeleton today
the ridges articulate which way we bend
the man went to the airport
and was locked in the suitcase
the water in the cage is fresh
assume antannae are a blessing
all i see is red, red, red

map

why is Canada always pink?

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