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Only God Can Make A Tree

September 09, 1990

\o7 What is a guggenheim

fellow what is a

poem what is a poet can

one is who is not

a poet write a poem can a

poet write a poem which is

not if I say what I write

is a poem is it if I write a cute

piece on

tenure if I spice it with italics

latin, archaic verbs CAPITALS display

my vast eclectic

cultural range from Shakespeare

to Charlie Parker vast oh vast

indeed fracture phrases in careful,

random arrhythm ending up

with ketchup is it poetry?

\f7

Nah. Neither is it prose.

FRED SCIFERS

DOWNEY

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