Aught, no. 10 (2003)


William Allegrezza

en mis angled

leaving cities behind

to change
          hands or painting cubicles

          between scribblings
                                 figures on playgrounds
deadlines

a
field growing with filler
in
abstract denotation

a lampshade
         shadows a
                       neck       like
                 style     older     cheaper

with proportion
        always writing

so close     then

letters lean & cast
             as patients
            for excavation

 

nine numbers

trained & voting
          i think
of fabric ejected
and yoked in wayward links

 mysterious
weed
                   'america will' grumble

of perspective
&
invite meaning

       revoke
                                     exiles
                           keep cults

 "go back"
delete content
                    expire in arbitration

for vertical history
                                  become background

so close to numbering
arrangement

kettles or
               smells

night and
in-between
                       nothing

 


Author's note
"After reading your guidelines for the next issue, I put together these to pieces as a response to my own piece in Aught #2 and the other pieces that I like best in it.  All of the language, even if heavily played with, comes from somewhere in the Aught archive."


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