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O Town Heights (excerpt)

I have a landlord
This perfect misanthropist Mr. H

slovenly perhaps
he is negligent and rather morose

Mr. H is the pillar

Wincing he did unchain me between the flags
anatomy laden

Mr. H is an excessive architect
very roof
legs of beef
villainous old guns

he saw my knees
I can be matronly on request

Mr. H removes the chain
the dogs keep thickly

I never bid so openly

I’d better show him how
toward the left
approach the table and chairs

This is our house—This is our pillar

the only cottage in the depot
naturally the light is downstairs

This is ours
Posted 10/22/11
The chapbook O Town Heights is forthcoming from DoubleCross Press.
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