February 19, 2014

shadow harlotry, parlor idol treed, commerce over nature...

Main Street, North Adams, MA c1908
Photo source: Library of Congress; Prints and Photographs Division; Detroit Publishing Company
Photograph Collection; Call Number: LC-D4-70516

frame not your perspective

develop your poem
as a series of photographs
realize you could be
a dry glass plate
thirsting the process
limb wading
the mists
of your mornings
and your nights

your caged doors
the window catalysts
your circular time and
perpetual emotion
the wired calendars
in the rain
the mass cathedrals
the caught masks
and ritual breathing
your electricity drinking
the candid from casks
and old memories
you made up to feel real
or softened enough
to take home again


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