Speech In Petty Meants
by Andrew Chaikin
Perhaps you're apt to rap, you're
an after-aperture raptor,
a giraffe trapped rafter-to-rafter --
and after your raft carafes into caftans,
scat-fans and Afghans, Kansan catamarans,
cat-scans do what Katmandu can't do, man.
Do, man, do.
A restless nest
is a restless mess.
arrests mess less.
Make an immense senseless guess --
gentle genteel gentile genital geritol.
Shun it all, share it all,
Share at all.
Share a brazen cerebration celebration!
Pretensions present pre-tensions.
De-resent pre-sentient presentations,
Freeze Zen's ages.
Free Zen sages --
free sense agents,
mean to demean.
Mean to de-mean.
I mean, I lean to my mean.
I mean to be mean!
Beam me two me-beams!
Two eye-beams, two I-be's,
bim bim beemers beaming
other things. Other thin
sins sing Sing-Sing
songs, sung in some sing-song
soothing, some thing's sun
thing, one thing's un-thing,
unthinking unblinking inkling,
twinkling twins cling winking
wanking swinky swanky
hamstrings, hamstering hams
during hamstray ashtray
pathways, amscray amway tramways,
slam days, scamways can't raise
man ray's hollandaise colonnades.
Column-A meets Column-B,
a wallabee-wannabe colostomy philosophy,
falafel-y toffee-free coffee fees
offer me awfully wobbly poverties,
properly proffer me holly-hobby homilies --
hobbly i-believes, label-liable libel-Eves
lay Bly-bull lie belize, bulleye bull-ese
belabor rival ivories, a rivalry's
arriver-ese, arrival re-salivally.
We salive, we survive, we's alive.
Ink in collusion with
Ink in glue-guns.
Thick ink clue-kunst.
in collegiance with
legions of cruel lesions,
lieutenants do tenants
in tenement ediments,