Total Love Awareness
That I need is total love awareness,
A total love awareness that does not fade.
Total love awarenessnot the mind that
Puts one's enemy troops on a listserv.
What I need is total love awareness.
I'm sick of living in a society that insults
Years from now, those who were so arrogant
It was a lost cause from the start.
The corruptions before us are crowded with
Malformations & phantoms playing meaningless
On our watch, this, our own government,
The most tremendous failure of all time.
I embrace each man & woman, but none
for their opinion,
Only in the disaggregate right to manifest
That walks with the countless common footsteps
Of total love awareness.
I have no use for a new model of global
Among police agencies & information
Just a total love awareness,
Cutting through everything.
24 February 2003
Goodbye Dog Star Man
for Stan Brakhage
That was this.
This was that.
That will be this.
This will be that.
This is that & this.
That is this & that.
This & that are this & that.
That & this are that & this.
That & that are this &
This & this are that & that.
That & that will be that & that.
That & that are that & that.
This & this were this &
This & this will be this & that.
This that is this that.
This this is this this.
This this will be this this.
That that is that that.
That this is that that.
That that is that this.
That this will be that this.
This this was this that.
This that will be this that.
This that is this that.
12 March 2003
10 Centimeter Club
join the 10 centimeter club
Twiddle her nipples
With your fingertip or tongue.
In ecstasy she'll cum at birth!
An eagle feather might be her pleasure
Or flower petalstry sunflowers &
Lightly raking fingernails
Or your teeth across the nipple.
Light massage with oil works good,
As does rubbing across the nipple with your
Slow licking, twisting, continuous squeezing.
Rhythmic pulling, or pinching & pulling,
Simple kissing, French kissing, slapping,
If she's a bit of a sensation junky
A blindfold & some earplugs
Can initiate labor.
But don't forget the power of semen.
It's been known to kick start labor
To soften the cervix, apply directly.
A blowjob may work just as well.
What conceived the babe
Can also bring it into the world.
Fucking in a slow or stalled labor
Often does the trick.
23 March 2003
Because my child was born during the battle for Baghdad
I am a Baghdaddioa scarecrow in palace
gardens & fields
That look out over the Tigris River.
I walk down Amirat Street, home
to a mix of artists,
Past the city quarters with their large
& well-connected Baghdadis.
I am a Baghdaddiocarefully
A warrior of poetry, stopping a moment in
the poor Sh'i quarter.
I rebel against any political power.
I am elegant, neither a theoretician
nor a sociologist.
I'm definitely not attracted to becoming
We live on the same planet & we share
the same fate.
We haven't yet entered the age
when ideology is dead and buried.
What poisons my life is in the end
What poisons everything close to us.
Today, everything seems vague
Millions of people are killed.
The result is always horrific destruction.
Push this analysis, you'll get
crowds swept up by a hysteria of revenge.
But I do not write for people who pray in
I write for people who live and die in society.