Stephen Paul Miller
Carter Notes the Seals of the Necropolis
Carter notes that the seals of the necropolis
and those of the king have been stamped
into different kinds of paste in Chocolate City.
We mosey into the different modes of Chocolate City,
aware as full we could of Chocolate City.
I can't believe I wrote a poem in Chocolate City.
Me, with my face to the wind, eyes beholding
Happiness, can this alabaster pigment really be?
It calls into play my response to it.
Thank God Egypt's come to Chocolate City.
What a problem it is to accommodate real criticism
of chocolate in Chocolate City. Chocolate City,
When will you examine yourself in such a way
that takes into account the Chocolate City scene?
There's too much money in Chocolate City. The algebraic
Functions should be written right on the money.
Chocolate City needs your help in Chocolate City.
Chocolate City is going down the drain in Chocolate City.
The eternal city is not Chocolate City
but Chocolate City will never be the same.
I love the cherry blossoms in Chocolate City.
6 Things My Son Taught Me
"How," I ask, "does George
Bush sleep at night?"
"Maybe not sleeping
makes him crazy," Noah speculates.
"In high school," Noah says,
"the nickname of the
The parents of Woody Allen's character
in Take the Money and Run are ashamed of him
and wear Groucho masks.
"They're typical Jewish parents," Noah observes.
"Here's a picture of Meher Baba playing checkers."
"Checkers is a good name for a dog!" exclaims Noah.
"But Checkers was Richard Nixon's dog." "So?"
he replies, "Nixon was bad, but Checkers is good."
"Liberals make better scientists than Republicans," says Noah,
"because liberals don't get mad at light for not being straight."
"It's hard," says Noah, "to look dignified in your underpants."
People think just because
you're a cartoon character
you can't feel pain
but isn't that exactly what hurts?
Ding-a-ling-a-ling!!! Avon calling.
Hi, my name is William Shakespeare.
I dream of my father, Frank Sinatra,
trying to find his socks in a
drawer in a rented room in Bayonne,
Notice that "New Jersey"; it means
I address a wider
the Eastern Seaboard and
the prospects scare me.
You know, when I first moved to New York in 1976
I showed a dude running St. Mark's Church my
poetry and he goes all like
"I greatly respect your work, William,
Even though I'm not usually enthusiastic about
And I think
"Language poetry? —
Isn't that redundant?"
But I like redundant.
Wow, I think I'm gonna steal that.
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I can steal. I'm so amazingly
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