Blue Music Dream, Poetics

almost places #4


His slimy phallocentric conduct toward her

made it easier for him to avoid her–

An artistic manifesto that involved radical feminist themes,

an emergency departure from town,


Its shadow had become a parallelogram

and must unwind without chemical aid.


Breathe by her mattress at night

pretty and nubile wraithlike figure who glides through 

up a private tree.


You let me room with you because you feel sorry for me,

God looks by all accounts to be pro-death.

The sun like a sneaky keyhole view of hell.


And these post-dream mornings are even worse if he wakes unalone,

that he disengage his head from the phylacteryish

bind of his mother’s disembodied head.







(from DFW Infinite Jest)


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