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The models
in the Gentlemen's Club ad
are posed
with pink mouths slack,
eyes narrowed
to slits.

Show me stunned resentment -

the way
the world absorbs
an insult
it won't easily











Intelligence is distributed.

Greed is an emergent property.

My survival instincts are a normal
form of momentum.

I don't feel bad
about crushing others
to achieve my goals.

Goals are an emergent property.

Others are distributed.









The Fantail



as in

in and ex


Ambient static.

Be fantailed

about it.

Strictly speaking,



As you know, emptiness

It also burns
so that for eons

is orphaned

and extant










Rae Armantrout

Rae Armantrout's latest book of poems is Just Saying (Wesleyan, 2013). A new book, Itself, is forthcoming in 2015. Armantrout teaches at UC San Diego.


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JUNE 2014

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