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A CHILD IS BORN
Marlene Mountain
Carlos Colón


a child is born mom's or surrogate's egg dad's or doc's sperm

blue baby my doctor wonders how i ever hit 40

wow do i feel better my 2¢ to another mean-spirited capitolist.....*3

loose change the hole in my pocket

'eyesore' Tokyo police scatter 'cardboard alley' sabi wabi, etc,

opie and andy whistlin' toward the fishing hole

sputter sputter wheeze ping sputter wheeze barney's new car

now white only fountain bus seat counter dixie touri$m

slamming against the back of the paddy wagon freedom riders

'v for victory' to 'v(iolence) chip' for tv

interrupting the morning quiet 16 kindergarten students silenced.....*11

how can anyone be man-crazy

heart in the sand . . . mine washed away . . .

art is only art

bucket of colored chalk a space ship lands on the sidewalk

april nineteenth will it happen

laundry day %%% picking the pieces of poem from my shirt pocket

called filth trash smut her nude body

cross an act of mother nature rips off a father cross rip-off......*19

through the hills the smell of a burning church

'a probable certainty of no harm' the 'peace of mind act'....*21

O Z Ø N E L A Y E R

still angry at my neighbor i swipe his rotting leaves and twigs

olive branch sticking out my ears

wild [?] life privacy a silverback picks his nose and eats it

on a cloud bank marlin perkins preens his wings....*26

yemeni does she lust for that short-sleeved guy on the street.....*27

johnny mathis crackles in the background

intellectuals do genesis a jawbone between lucy & us from mars.....*29

2001 a golf ball orbits the moon

private course a twelve-point buck bounding down the fairway

'assault with a friendly weapon'....*32

christmas eve starlight shadows on your side of the cell

their cow on tv on a roof

receding water we track mud in the house through the mud in the house

goodwill store manager: & don't ever come back


notes: 3. to his congressional aide, at least - a five-minute free call courtesy of 'working assets long distance'; 11. scotland massacre; 19. spring storm in bristol, tenn.; 21 re pesticides on food; 26. 1902-1986; 27. a person from yemen; 29. bill moyers /recent 'homo' species find in ethiopia; 32. a cop's opinion re another cop's view of rape ('dateline' nbc)

 

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