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A PROLEGOMENON

                                                                                                              -for John Ashbery

 


I lived in an unfamiliar city,

 

Far away from my mother.

 

They told me, “Death & Sanity

 

Are essentially the same thing,”

 

But I had a hard time knowing

 

Whether or not this was old

 

Indication or a new unknown one.

 

Amid the late modern forms,

 

Nostalgia grew like shabby satire.

 

 

There was

 

A man

 

With my

 

Same name.

 

 

There was

 

A metaphoric

 

Statue…






Posted 09/12/17
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