Mark Lamoureux











For Francesca Woodman



6.

[Boulder Colorado, 1972-1975]

 

To die

††††††††††† or to be

4.

 

††††††††††††††††† Lateral mist

††††††††††††††††††††††††† I a

†††††††††††††††††† cyclopean

†††††††††††††††††††††† clock

††††††††††††††††††††† mouth

 

(Saturn vomits Artemis)

 

My pins of grass

ears a magicianís saw

 

††††††††††††† the mirror in corporeal

††††††††††††† reflects only

††††††††††††† gush

 

Arch of me spans the whole

†††††††† blasted arc

 

hot to cold hand to foot

 

is bottom-heavy

foliage††††† †††††††††A beetle

 

crawls

what maybe

 

††††††††††††††††††† an edge, an epithet

††††††††††††††††††† blurred











8.

[Boulder, Colorado, 1972-1975]

 

 

†† either†††††††††††††††††† other

 

†††††††††† ether

 

sister

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† shatter

 

 

†††††††††††††† lover

 

††††††

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† never

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† oro-

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† borous









9.

[Polka Dots #5]

 

this was

as was

†††††††††† spotted

††††††††††††††† serpent

 

or of the eaves

 

†††††††††† I the corner

†††††† or rubble

††††††††††††††††††††† pegs hands

††††††††††††† if

 

half

 

of window†††† wainscot

 

†††††††††††††††† was me

†††††††††††††††† I snake

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††† thus



 













12.

[New York 1979-1980]

 

Are a melted fable

 

taffeta of organs

 

tricksters their eyes

††††††††††† fall like peppermints

 

I is for Everyone

 

††††††††††† F is

 

Lethe††††††††††††††††††††††††††† the O

 

Crystalline egg

 

the river that licks

††††††††††† the cerebellum clean

 

are sugar or salt

dirt or dusk

 

††††††††††† the cells of my blood

††††††††††† are pennies

 









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