Monthly Archives: June 2007

Those Young Poets & Other Poems

I. A Certain Smile The night the old man died, or rather hours before he willed his soul to his guardian angel, he was lounging in his rocking chair, & looking down from the veranda at pedestrians below. His eyes … Continue reading

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Doggone & Other Poems

I Gen-X A. When the Gen-X batch asked him persistently who the old man was, & he stammered eventually he’s Borgy’s grandpop, their eyes lit up in mirthful recognition, as if confirming what he’d always felt in his bones; the … Continue reading

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After Derrida & Other Poems

I After Derrida A. “The event,” says Derrida, “is that which comes as a surprise & suspends my comprehension…” Comforted, he rules her coming was never major, nothing beyond the heart’s lamentation ranged against the interpretive horizon… She was never … Continue reading

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14 Poems for Time’s Outcasts

I (Cage) He sees far & wide through imaginary bars of panopticon— the women laughing, the children roughing it up in the waves, the fishersfolk hauling in the day’s catch & the evening where bonfires keep shadows out of the … Continue reading

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