William Minor

 

 

 

 

the best memory I have
of 1979
will still not open
the apple of my eye

this is a public notice

 

 

     *****

 

 

we sat down
next to each other
and ran out of stuff
to say

 

 

     *****

 

 

JEANNE

 

everyone at the café maldoror
knows that you masturbate with a flute

 

 

     *****

 

 

1995

 

can't even

hold the oar

 

 

     *****

 

 

In those days women were
mostly lakes and sand dunes, the
whole thing had to have a remedy.

 

 

      *****

 

 

MEXICO

 

mexico is hot everyone is going
to colorado

 

 

      *****

 

 

CUBIST

 

Apollinaire has lost an eyebrow.

 

 

     *****

 

 

DINNER WITH LUCIA

 

once again
your gratuitous nudity
spits its heroism
in my face

 

 

      *****

 

 

some

snow blows on the fat dog

an ugly man smokes

a senseless act

the girl

by the fire

wearily admits

not to abandon ship

can kill you

 

 

     *****

 

 

COMPOSITION IN BLACK

 

I don't see myself

being a farm owner.

 

 

      *****

 

 

THREE MEN

 

He had a white hat,
but the other two had black ones.
He had a black beard and one of them
had a red beard. The other man did not
have a beard.

 

 

      *****

 

 

BIRDS

 

Birds are the same.
This is what will be done to them.