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POETRY CORNER: SPEECH IN PETTY MEANTS
 
Welcome to Poetry Corner. Today's poem:
 

Speech In Petty Meants
by Andrew Chaikin
 
After rapture?
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.
A restlessness
arrests mess less.
Rest
less.
Mess!

 
Make an immense senseless guess --
genderless, generous,
gelatinous, generic,
geriatric, general-electric,
genuflectic-eclectic,
gestural-temporal,
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,
pre-sensation,
free-sensation.
Free sensations.
 
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
gleaming glimmering
glittering clitor-ring
cluttering, uttering
utter-things undercutting
other things. Other thin
sins sing Sing-Sing
songs, sung in some sing-song
thing-thong, something
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.
We's alive.
 
In conclusion:
Ink in collusion with
think-inclusions.
Ink in glue-guns.
Thick ink clue-kunst.
Sinking illusions,
in collegiance with
legions of cruel lesions,
crew-allegiance,
cruel obligents,
lieutenants do tenants
in tenement ediments,
sediment sentiments,
tenet experiments,
penitent eminence,
entenmann's lenten-mints,
speech
in
petty
meants.
 
Listen.
Glisten.
 


 
Thank you for visiting Poetry Corner. Good night.  
 


 
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