David Dodd Lee

Posture of Unease

Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse


 
 

Posture of Unease

(an Ashbery Erasure poem)

                 It seems like
                 this film
                 of autumn
                                        must be
           why
                     we
           get more
                             simplistic:
           good
                        and
                                     evil; we keep

                     caring, satisfied
                                               nicely
         We arrive
                            perfectly flat
 
                            on water.
 
           Death
                     There’s more
                     to it
                                     than our
                                     own juices
 
 
 

from April Galleons


 

Ignorance of the Law is No Excuse

(an Ashbery Erasure poem)

Spiders
               were our
               neighbors
 
               nestled in
      the municipalities
 
      We slept for peace
 
      Then he came up to me
 
      the weight of the present
      lost just by standing
 
      the hum
                     of a meritocracy
 
                     the
                          original fear
 
 
 

from Where Shall I Wander


DAVID DODD LEE is the author of ten books of poems, including “Orphan, Indiana” (Akron, 2010) and “And Others, Vaguer Presences”, a new book of Ashbery erasure poems published by BlazeVox in 2017. He is also a visual artist, whose newest exhibition of collages will be featured at Northern Illinois University in October, 2017.

David’s artwork, both those featured in Issue Two as well as many others, can be viewed and purchased at http://seventeenfingeredpoetrybird.blogspot.com/


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