Friday, April 26, 2013

No World Is Intact

- Alice Notley

No world is intact
and no one cares about you.

I leaned down over
don’t care about, I care about
I leaned down over the

world in portrayal
of carefulness, answering

something you couldn’t say.
walking or fallen and you
were supposed
to give therapy to me—

me leaning down
brushing with painted feathers
to the left chance your operatic,


from: Grave of Light: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2005. Copyright 2006.

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