Aught, no. 13 (2004)


Jonathan Hayes

Godiva and Tiffany

a mole under the eye
is a sign of bad luck

he gave her everything
except the truth

a relationship sustained
by new restaurants

"look at the shops and markets

—equal and fair competition—

there is no monopoly in Chinatown"

white flowers = death

Mother’s Day

the longevity
of bamboo

the format gives it away

nothing is forever

i.e.

forever is nothing

e.g.

 

Jellyfish and Vinegar

lightning
breaks the bone

Puck
is on the throne

duck egg / skin anchor

ball and alcoholic chain

(submissive cucumber)

the weight of defeat

[on the perimeter of Times Square squared]

she took a Polaroid picture
and placed it on her pillowcase

next to her head in bed, whispering

a mantra
of multiplication tables

product:

prayers answered

 


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