12 Short Poems

Michael Gottlieb


besetting, drawn down, distended, a lengthening fiber of dismay surcease, as one strives to make the case for a species of neglect a tide of demand-notes, the marvelously approaching repayment event Enthroned in pulp, provincial immuring the proposition which is now underwater, the pendant objection, the fatuous glare, the walk- on, the stubborn rank. The recapitulation syndrome: now hear this juddering and heeling under the baying, flying before it         next