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not quite mayakovsky (unfinished)

November 2, 2007

With apologies to Vladimir Mayakovsky's «Несколько слов обо мне самом».

I love to watch women who debase themselves.
Legs spread open
& spirits high—
they
kill
their lingerie's innocence,
bearing the lover & mother inside.
When they—
come to me
in visions and dreams
all i can muster is
"What's the measure?"
And the extremities
of all their
extremes
hardly seem worth the agnostic
pleasure
of saying
"Aah!"
& opening wide
& seeing rows
of white bullet teeth.