April, 2009

(archives)

a narrative

– brianprince

it was a long day
trying to explain
the Cut-Up Method
to my professors

antony’s Holy Hermaphrodite
in hand using terms like
color collage montage, not
pattern and sequence

but all
in the name
of
rhythm

and a blood stream
that dates back to
hilda doolittle it’s
hereditary

head pounding
hunched over
this is the
beginning of

my story

in my favorite
reading place
the space next to
the leaky rusted tub

holy shit, i said as
i read ginsberg’s
footnote to Howl
the presence of holy

7 (seventy-seven times) 7

not with shit, but i already
had that covered as
i wiped and recognized
blood

(how l)ovely
a footnote
this was

blank
stanzas
are my
favorite

who counts
shit like
that anyways
(a designer)

then i went back to
see how many
holy’s were
capitalized (38)

and they asked:
graphic
designer
or writer?

we all know
in the house of
representatives

(the
majority
rules)

brianprince
Fullerton, 2009

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