“el sol brillante
y de repente
what the Bard spat forth, sublimates
The Michoacan “profe”
As hereto unknown levels of
Take firm hold of The Old Literary Quartet
(in the bar)
they interrupt one another
in jaunty- rhythms-
“ill what would be me will-pile – file – sing”
“stuff up what would be blind-fuck there-spare,
me, hope’s hope”
“I the devil what would more design
trans-death, than trans-life”
“call in the faith box—that would be premise
And so the Declamatory session ends.
Bottles are cleared from the table.
And a last fleur
De malaise globale
“Rue the monograph!
But not the ineluctable practice
RODRIGO TOSCANO’S two books of poetry are Partisans (O Books) and The Disparities (Green Integer). His third book Platform (Atelos Press) is due later this year. His work has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, and German. Toscano lives and works in New York City. He can be reached at RT5LE9@aol.com