Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Kristen de Kline #168 Alphabet Soup (thanks J.W. & R.S.)

I
I'm going backwards
will you catch me

start at Z scroll to A

when I fall

II
futons on milk crates
we lived without time
money      everyone,
everything,     past
our Use By Dates
Campbells soup cans from dumpsters

III
riffs of Quadrophenia
Jimmy steals a boat
who threw this in?
sails out to a rock
wrecks his scooter

IV
I can hear
you - smiling, raging

against dying
alphabet soup

coming down,
never gently

scrambled up words
phone numbers lyrics tenses

past present now then you me us
what the fuck went down








5 comments:

  1. it was the milkcrates went down with too much fucking
    then a general lithe limbed tumble off
    that might not work so well now

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  2. Kit, I knew it was the bloody milk crates & yes bodies not quite so flexible any more ...

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  3. Ha! Alphabet soup makes good poems!

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  4. I wonder if the soup is different if you open the can from the bottom? Chronology is a myth! Love it,

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  5. the thing the bed itself was made of ... I can't believe that now

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