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Pre-Capitalist Duende Outbounds Archie: Dependendant Kontent?


“el sol brillante
se apaga

de repente

 

y de repente
me arrepiento

 

what the Bard spat forth, sublimates

The Michoacan “profe”

 

As hereto unknown levels of
Paranoic

Mexi-global

Minstrelsy

Take firm hold of The Old Literary Quartet

(in the bar)

they interrupt one another

in jaunty- rhythms-

(rough translation)

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
dream-lense, be-shattered,

shysyhtemic

shubsherviemsh”

 

And so the Declamatory session ends.

Bottles are cleared from the table.

And a last fleur
De malaise globale

Is plucked

“Rue the monograph!

But not the ineluctable practice

Young man”

 

Symbolism’s
Satellite

Debris


Contributor

Rodrigo Toscano

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 [email protected]

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The Brooklyn Rail

AUG-SEPT 2002

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