Dailies 6/26/17: old cats, condoms, the Common Wealth & jazz

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Ann Iverson – Plentitude

Even near the very end
the frail cat of many years
came to sit with me

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Yusef Komunyakaa – from “The Last Bohemian of Avenue A”

Here’s the End of the World
mobile with its shiny bullhorn
& platitudes among drawings
tattooed across the beige hood

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Nancy Chen Long – The Common Wealth, Cash and Carry 

Everyone*********sells out. Someone somewhere
*****is shilling. Ammunition
sells like water

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Kathryn Nuerenberger – The Real Thing

Sir John Mandeville, the great explorer and liar,
claimed “there grows a kind of fruit as big
as a gourd, and when it is ripe men open it
and find inside an animal of flesh and blood
and bone, like a little lamb without wool.”
He called this the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary.

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