Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Dead & Alive

Dead & Alive


Analogical is to Logical
as Alive is to Dead
as Fiction is to Fact
as Fashion is to Function
as Unique is to Cliché
as Lively is to Deadly

No: excuse me:
lively is deadly
it’s dead & deadly
that’s lovely…
look around.
check it out.

Last class was too alive;
comments ricocheting
off the cinderblock,
streams of consciousness
running & riffing, free
associations juxtaposing
a jeopardy round &round
it goad till I killed it, set it
straight a moment in order
of my own. Listen to my
resurrections, significance
& meanings: write this down
I’m telling IT like IT is.

If ALIVE then Dead.
If DEAD then Alive

You got a problem with that?
What kind of dead-to-alive
ratios don’t you understand?

This if FICTION class for
crying out loud. Environed
Mental Studies and Indoor

A Death blow is a Life blow to Some
Who till they died, did not alive become --
Who had they lived, had died but when
They died, Vitality begun.
Emily Dickinson .

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