12 Short Poems

Michael Gottlieb


gorgeous, improvidence's needs are many the nugatory appeals for order, a bracing notice-board, welling, steel-dust, railing at, defragging, all-for-one, this contrail what stays with you, like a faithful companion the speculators' duty fearful entry, creeping dislocation, monstrous discovery the prepared earth, schooled to disdain, an irruption, despite our best efforts as if memory had any responsibility         next