Saturday, June 9, 2012

Since I've Been Incinerated I've Oft Returned to This Thought, That All Things Loved Are Pursued and Never Caught

Here's The Spinanes I promised, prompted by news of a new Rebecca Gates album, her first in eleven years. Also too, illuminate, eliminate, elucidate, eradicate, investigate, inoculate, interrogate, adjudicate, adulterate, bicarbonate, carbohydrate, assimilate, disintegrate, corroborate, disintegrate, inseminate, deactivate, humiliate, incarcerate, irradiate, accentuate, infatuate, denominate, incinerate, prevaricate, ejaculate, articulate, pontificate, gesticulate, reanimate, eviscerate, evaluate, anticipate, expostulate, emasculate, exterminate, effectuate, extenuate, immaculate, inviolate, disaggregate, disintubate, pontificate, emancipate, attenuate, extrapolate, interpolate, disseminate, regurgitate, exasperate, expatriate. This isn't actually the project in mind, but for all the responses, I appreciate it. More please.


Dean Young

When I saw you ahead I ran two blocks
shouting your name then realizing it wasn’t
you but some alarmed pretender, I went on
running, shouting now into the sky,
continuing your fame and luster. Since I've
been incinerated, I've oft returned to this thought,
that all things loved are pursued and never caught,
even as you slept beside me you were flying off.
At least what's never had can’t be lost, the sieve
of self stuck with just some larger chunks, jawbone,
wedding ring, a single repeated dream,
a lullaby in every elegy, descriptions
of the sea written in the desert, your broken
umbrella, me claiming I could fix it.