Digney in Burnaby

donkeys live a long time
Because it's short.

I don't have a good enough dictionary to sort out words like "hypocodont" or "caseic" or their replacements.

A lot of the humour (okay, humor!) is lost in the Flash of Lightning version.

From New York Quarterly #49:

prescience

I was always charmed and ensnared by
hypocodont beldames,
inchoate slatterns,
caseic mesdames,
slimey prostitutes,
piss-biting
shrews...

and as I tell you about this,
I think,
I am now writing a rejected
poem

as my cat sits in the bathroom
window
puffing on a tiny
cigarette
stub.


from The Flash of Lighning Behind the Mountain (2004):

prescience

I was always charmed by
hypochromic beldams
inchoate slatterns,
caseated mesdames,
slimy prostitutes and
piss-drinking
shrews.

but now I prefer to
live alone and watch
as my cat sits in the
window
devouring an abandoned
cigarette.


prescience nyq 49.jpg
(The NYQ version scanned just to prove I at least tried to copy it correctly.)
 
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