Unbewusste Orte, Feuilles Tourbillonnantes

Unbewusste Orte

One likes to dance,
another needs to

tighten her wheel.

Every moment
is innocence.

They carry those little
packages behind them.

Shit is earth.

What motivated
“Machine Gun” Kelly?

Certainly not poetry

in that battered past.

Wisps of notes.
A wisp of a girl.


Feuilles Tourbillonnantes

Now I’m away from forgiven
the netted mastery slides weekly

on, offended robotic slur
presage Rommel inveterate clutch

shinsplint ideogram
Malbec gelding

you land on a silver

crash aflow with life’s

hum in squawks.
I’m liberally hung

to fry all time.

But you so bootifal.

Christ, thought he was

gonna stifle himself.

Cold jones it.

Running this badge

of security a fall

time. And you’re

with me, so no excuses.

This merits hand-held.

Thank you, kind

protectress resounding

exclamations of

harbored ecstasy.


Vincent Katz

VINCENT KATZ is a poet, translator, and critic. He is the author of the poetry collections Southness (Lunar Chandelier Press, 2016) and Swimming Home (Nightboat Books, 2015). Fantastic Caryatids, just out from BlazeVOX Books, features a collaborative poem and conversation with Anne Waldman. Katz lives in New York City, where he curates Readings in Contemporary Poetry at Dia Art Foundation. Raphael Rubinstein has characterized Katz as “A 21st-century flâneur whose wanderings range from the sidewalks and subways of New York City to the crowded beaches of Rio de Janeiro.”


NOV 2005

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