Today's poem is by Genine Lentine
Read "The World"
For [you], I cast [the world]
eye level agave
has its own wrapping / is its own wrapping
between the wrapping and itself, nothing but itself
groove the blades make \ embossing self with self
plums jostle clean in a glass bowl of water
leafblade or plumyes, closer, like that
pale green crown, glass bowl
I don't care what form you take this time press
here on my shadow
I like it when you touch me there
Would you mind standing here, where the planet would be?
where reality would be if I let it?
let me list the ways I'd like to [ ]
let me list
and now I've disappeared.
(what I've been wanting all along)
saying it, I'm back
(all along what) I've (been wanting)
let me list rustle
divebell your vents
where I was standingreality to be there
where I am standingreality to be here
come here, speculative and spinning
come here, you flooded, burning rock
Copyright © 2009 Genine Lentine All rights reserved
from Mr. Worthington's Beautiful Experiments on Splashes
New Michigan Press
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