Aught, no. 2 (1998)

Jason Nelson

Odds or Swing

push mood's flippant reel to reel
project a dispenser turning
back like side's sticky hold

film loops through spool's close riddle
search the switch turns power or over
surge swinging inflection

washed the temper
can crank frames
tone for the itch of light's asp


glass curve
is an eye

pushed up on the rope

knocking left over straight open blind


foreground colors

color blink

farther up lenses tied
five billion knots

the lens is a rope's
unraveled wire

Copyright 1998, by the author. All rights reserved.
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