Aught, no. 3 (1999)

Lucas Bernhardt

Garlic See Onions


What does it mean when the parrot speaks,
the trees and leaves are reflected
in a lake? A man whose sweetheart has
red hair and a lace tablecloth spread
across a box of frozen shoestring potatoes
will find money, will find it difficult
to be himself. At the happy culmination
of her petticoats he waited for a sign,
he ordered oysters, and it seemed a person
could sell his sparks at a flat rate, or
all at once leave the stage without a
rival in love, taking the lampstring--
a good sign-- and a combination of the above..

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