kari edwards

 


first...
 
first,
the scaffolding
 
then,
Catcalls from the sea
 
then,
a combination of appearances with cross-purposes
 
 
simply put
simple work
working a thought
refuting matter
content richness
begging for fullness of living
a body
shivering nearly subliminal
naked ready
almost ready
in a sleep that extracts
 
 
merely
called what
called intuition
no opposite
called no point
called splendid submission
called a verse of labor  remission
calling
facing someone's something
 
doing the thing
undoing
simply put
beyond
a spinning multifaceted scenario
beyond a sacrificing never
 
considering the claim
working up to
undoing the undone
imagining a simplicity unspoken
begging body picture
shrouding
drowning in sound
in the secret sent of sound
in the marvel
of the discovery of sound
beyond the beaches of the uncharted
beyond chafing boulevards
reduced to a
blaze deep in walled eyes
 
 
heaven or hell
 
what I need
is not man made bone
titanium cage
generated blue serene
exactitude
 
nor do I need
involuntary bliss by assumption
from insidious sleek smiles
placing me
in choiceless anatomy
 
oh  hazard and open sewers
is one only give
chance eternity
between
will trimmed grass
where
dainty-eaters
 never let others
eat with them
or-
anonymous swine
crouching with
unfriendly fleas
 
 
what of the rest?
suspicious water buffalo
and uncommon furors
of tender planets
for the meagerest
shadows?