November 17, 2002

a Hodge-podge of Discontinued Items
tomato vines decay in lumpen lumps
the fenian bastards gave up
before the aspergill


songs of porter and Finnegan’s Wake:
Stout full enough to stand
a night laden with tea and cakes.


flanneled before the fire
beholding books with serrate edges and
flourished Danish typefaces;
entranced, he sits, engorged on lyrics like:
“this type was first set in 1642 by …”.

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