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AMONG OTHER THINGS: the street where you live


for Anne Waldman



Among other things; of military importance;

maximum figure; among my scientific

acquaintances; came home from the bank within an hour;

don’t go backwards; concerning the talk with your brother;

no knowledge of literature; has done it and gone.


Too high; not low enough; in addition to the pictures;

often early to the office; against acknowledging it; more than

half his life; take some more time with the children; no

comparison between them; think it over before it’s too late;

regarding his spelling.


Through the church; maybe the same bishop; different

nevertheless; a few minutes before two o’clock; in my opinion;

a minimum of grammar; some fellow’s wife; neither forward

nor backwards; his own name as editor; the attempt

to ignore the woman.


Juniors and seniors; thank you just the same; take it off;

the following Monday morning; tomorrow being Christmas;

underneath the child’s bed; long division; because it was

behind me; singular or plural; beneath contempt.


Compare this operation with the other; some information

please; the two halves; exquisite taste; the third edition;

accepting non-union men; interesting advertisement; tomorrow

evening; he wasn’t himself; inquire within; most Christian



Of the average doctor; he can’t or won’t; said goodbye

towards morning; original manuscript; immediate operation;

knew the number; each railroad; at the office before nine;

besides Christianity; ignorant of grammar, moreover.


Unzipped her overcoat; the slender rubber hose; suffer the

consequence of bad decisions; armpits to ankles;

the double doors swing open; tropical air; gold

and silver cuff-links; absent spouses; at home in Patagonia;

lacks the facilities to which they’re accustomed.


Sarong-like skirt; hairy outgrowths; decorated them with

her nail polish; clogged vessels; flesh must move; wooden puppets;

no doubt you are curious; not in the least tacky; the oxygen

disappeared into her lungs; lapels of his coat; dog dung or

cured meat; no appetite for sleep; range of vision.


For during the night; below the picture; beneath his left eye;

as follows; aren’t acknowledging; we weren’t without water;

forgot my bank book; through the library; picture of President

Taft; made some inquiry into it; ate some sandwiches.


The other night watchman; your bird screamed overhead;

declined by half over the next year; Munich to Berlin; underlying

appearance; a slap in the face; as through a burning glass; on

account of its narrowness; snorting and frowning; glimpses

of drowning people; head full of earth.



October 2015