IMAGINARY ART PROJECT: Money
I quit making art.
Instead I made money.
I made so much money
money did not mean
So I bought up the art:
good art, bad art, all of it.
I went to the beach with
my art and a woodchipper,
turned its dial to FINE.
The flecks alighted on the sand
like insect ghosts.
A Daughter in Parts (Part III)
Daughter as pill-popper, as piss-ant, as jaw-dropper
Daughter eating curds and whey all day everyday. Daughter
as brown spot on the inside of the arm, as brown
bag, as old hag.
Daughter as joke, as gag, as punching bag.
Daughter as snail without shell, as beached whale.
Daughter as little miss Muffet complete with her tuffet.
Daughter as failed test, must remediate, as jail-bate, as fish-bait, worm
wriggling on the line.
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God's Love Is Very Busy
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