The Alan Sondheim Mail Archive

November 24, 2005


perfect slaughter poem in perfect

where eagles timeinged, forlorn, ininged
we, fraught in thisinged
now darkling placeinged - and here, theinged
at fecund flora, machineinged
during ... and this world continuesinged
and time unflinged and unabatedinged
whereinged
place of flocks, anhinga, heron, weinged
and unhinged the gods, the nowinged
machine of slaugher hereinged
continues congo killing atinged
with you leopold and you meloninged
will judge not budge juiceinged
or be happy in the midst of mustinged
murder with proceedinged
millions as the nation carefullyinged
rings itself from twenty-five itinged
your melon and isinged
with blood juice youinged
willinged
must down to fiften millions beinged
proceed leopold of happyinged
belgians unhinged carefully withinged
it and another perfectinged
while their hands and fingers ringinged
unclear but cut of exactly congo congoinged
how unhinged and underinged
and dinged and many leopoldinged
died and estimatesinged
ranged again from nine frominged
congo and nineinged
congo and under unclearinged
leopold to twenty-one exactlyinged
estimates howling howinged
range deranged manyinged
from lynched dead and diedinged
to twenty-one animal speciesinged
and millions singed as capableinged
soon and just as now ofinged
of torture slaughteringed
and species of empire appliesinged
and capable twenty-oneinged
of millions and burned and millioninged
singed as now white phosphor asinged
and a-bombed peoples sooninged
and its their typeinged
and full a-bombed typed and bloodinged
furious energies condoned condominged
the same now for irak or name foringed
or domestic grist for mill askinginged
begging for type binged and itsinged
and blood filling and fullinged
and condom genocides and energiesinged
and yours for the sameinged
leopold's mill and gristinged
please take our handsinged
careful take them offinged
burned pictures ainged
burned women agoinged
burned hands areinged
burned chopped and pleaseinged
burned off and carefulinged
oh this century's picturesinged
long ago they womeninged
and seemed singed andinged
and were wereinged
and were dead deadinged
can not remember names caninged
can manipulate manipulateinged
and can clubinged
and no thing impossibleinged
and begin our lord's teachesinged
again thereinged
that nothing noinged
what religion teaches toinged
tongues torn out there begininged
of the innocent innocentinged
burned and thatinged
save us logic logicinged
salvage corpses human outinged
fed them well form noringed
they're whole and saveinged
logic salvageinged
for the dogs and crows out wellinged
neither plant or beast nor inged
nor anything wholeinged
and escape the mattressinged
and manifold bunny folksinged
and slaughter fur mattress youringed
your synthetic cathedral syntheticinged
your synthetic folks your bunnyinged
your blooded furinged
your dismal comfort haveinged
you've come to nothinginged
and farm burned out and justinged
and it's time just aboutinged
you're clear i'm comfortinged
we've torn our eyes have comeinged
we've nothing to say just it'singed
corpses are just about clearinged
corpses at least about skininged
corpses amount to notinged
blood's on our hands our skeininged
blood's in your mawinged
and in your culture your fucked familyinged
singed skin not skein burned sayinged
scratch maw hard stick dreyfusinged
tasty drink all is hardinged
dreyfus pierced and stickinged
stockade morsel tastyinged
cleared forever singed tinged iinged
palisades of souls palisadeinged
doubled wall food through doubledinged
palisades of slots and hands wallinged
doors and bullets burned yesinged
and tallies letters nearlyinged
governor watches nearly watchesinged
population twenty-fiveinged
no few remaining no teninged
years no twenty-five sweetinged
ten bullets ten dead hands and yearsinged
hand meat burned and charred and actinged
as if no monument no arrestsinged
belgium usa france iran irak criminalsinged
patriot belgium usa france iran irak patriotinged
act canada sweden china taiwan and actsinged
arrests malay and timor hinged oninged
true megafauna murder mega meatinged
we're criminals in our granite monumentinged
acts own am first realize tire killinginged
philosophy stillborn killing goes tireinged
on philosophy lashed unhinged philosophyinged
sex advances on aristotleinged
stays stillborninged
sutras among cocks and cunts and munged aminged
upanishads wandered occupyinginged
and saying occupying sutrasinged
and space and truth are occupiedinged
of leopold his centuryinged
observeinged
understand hinge observe hisinged
we're his last lastinged
mirror we're mirrored mirroringed
each doomed and slaughtered species eachinged
other anywhere and any time and otheringed
too bad we're inconvenient inconveniencesinged

Y

and chant and perfect slaughter poem in perfect

and where eagles timeinged, and forlorn, ininged
and we, fraught in thisinged
and now darkling placeinged - and and here, theinged
and at fecund flora, machineinged
and during ... and this world continuesinged
and and time unflinged and unabatedinged
and whereinged
and place of flocks, anhinga, heron, weinged
and and unhinged the gods, the nowinged
and machine of slaugher hereinged
and continues congo killing atinged
and with you leopold and you meloninged
and will judge not budge juiceinged
and or be happy in the midst of mustinged
and murder with proceedinged
and millions as the nation carefullyinged
and rings itself from twenty-five itinged
and your melon and isinged
and with blood juice youinged
and willinged
and must down to fiften millions beinged
and proceed leopold of happyinged
and belgians unhinged carefully withinged
and it and another perfectinged
and while their hands and fingers ringinged
and unclear but cut of exactly congo congoinged
and how unhinged and underinged
and and dinged and many leopoldinged
and died and estimatesinged
and ranged again from nine frominged
and congo and nineinged
and congo and under unclearinged
and leopold to twenty-one exactlyinged
and estimates howling howinged
and range deranged manyinged
and from lynched dead and diedinged
and to twenty-one animal speciesinged
and and millions singed as capableinged
and soon and just as now ofinged
and of torture slaughteringed
and and species of empire appliesinged
and and capable twenty-oneinged
and of millions and burned and millioninged
and singed as now white phosphor asinged
and and a-bombed peoples sooninged
and and its their typeinged
and and full a-bombed typed and bloodinged
and furious energies condoned condominged
and the same now for irak or name foringed
and or domestic grist for mill askinginged
and begging for type binged and itsinged
and and blood filling and fullinged
and and condom genocides and energiesinged
and and yours for the sameinged
and leopold's mill and gristinged
and please take our handsinged
and careful take them offinged
and burned pictures ainged
and burned women agoinged
and burned hands areinged
and burned chopped and pleaseinged
and burned off and carefulinged
and oh this century's picturesinged
and long ago they womeninged
and and seemed singed andinged
and and were wereinged
and and were dead deadinged
and can not remember names caninged
and can manipulate manipulateinged
and and can clubinged
and and no thing impossibleinged
and and begin our lord's teachesinged
and again thereinged
and that nothing noinged
and what religion teaches toinged
and tongues torn out there begininged
and of the innocent innocentinged
and burned and thatinged
and save us logic logicinged
and salvage corpses human outinged
and fed them well form noringed
and they're whole and saveinged
and logic salvageinged
and for the dogs and crows out wellinged
and neither plant or beast nor inged
and nor anything wholeinged
and and escape the mattressinged
and and manifold bunny folksinged
and and slaughter fur mattress youringed
and your synthetic cathedral syntheticinged
and your synthetic folks your bunnyinged
and your blooded furinged
and your dismal comfort haveinged
and you've come to nothinginged
and and farm burned out and justinged
and and it's time just aboutinged
and you're clear i'm comfortinged
and we've torn our eyes have comeinged
and we've nothing to say just it'singed
and corpses are just about clearinged
and corpses at least about skininged
and corpses amount to notinged
and blood's on our hands our skeininged
and blood's in your mawinged
and and in your culture your fucked familyinged
and singed skin not skein burned sayinged
and scratch maw hard stick dreyfusinged
and tasty drink all is hardinged
and dreyfus pierced and stickinged
and stockade morsel tastyinged
and cleared forever singed tinged iinged
and palisades of souls palisadeinged
and doubled wall food through doubledinged
and palisades of slots and hands wallinged
and doors and bullets burned yesinged
and and tallies letters nearlyinged
and governor watches nearly watchesinged
and population twenty-fiveinged
and no few remaining no teninged
and years no twenty-five sweetinged
and ten bullets ten dead hands and yearsinged
and hand meat burned and charred and actinged
and as if no monument no arrestsinged
and belgium usa france iran irak criminalsinged
and patriot belgium usa france iran irak patriotinged
and act canada sweden china taiwan and actsinged
and arrests malay and timor hinged oninged
and true megafauna murder mega meatinged
and we're criminals in our granite monumentinged
and acts own am first realize tire killinginged
and philosophy stillborn killing goes tireinged
and on philosophy lashed unhinged philosophyinged
and sex advances on aristotleinged
and stays stillborninged
and sutras among cocks and cunts and munged aminged
and upanishads wandered occupyinginged
and and saying occupying sutrasinged
and and space and truth are occupiedinged
and of leopold his centuryinged
and observeinged
and understand hinge observe hisinged
and we're his last lastinged
and mirror we're mirrored mirroringed
and each doomed and slaughtered species eachinged
and other anywhere and any time and otheringed
and too bad we're inconvenient inconveniencesinged

Y

th'caught

caught in stuttered skein of shuddered time,
th'stately bird sleeps on the wing; my rhyme
within the visioned field is a speck;
my bird, entangled, hangs on no one's neck

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