5 & 7 & 5

Anselm Hollo

follow that airplane
of course I'm high   this is
an emergency
giant Scots terrier
I thought I saw was known as
Taxicab Mountain
brown photo   legend
"serene enjoyment" they suck
pipes bones crumbled back
night train whistles   stars
over a nation under
mad temporal czars
round lumps of cells grow
up to love porridge   later
become The Supremes
lady I lost my
subway token   we must part
it's faster by air
"but it's our world"
tiny blue hands and green arms
your thought in my room
sweet bouzouki sound
another syntax for heads
up to the aether
in you the in moon
its rays entwined in my mind's
hair   hangs down right in
viewing the dragon
there they ride slim through my dream
Carpaccio's pair
slow bloom inside you
the mnemonics of loving
incessant chatter
far shore Ferris wheel
turning glowing humming   love
in our lit-up heads
switch them to sleep now
the flying foxes swarm out
great   it's flurry time
wind rain you and me
went looking for a new house
o the grass grows loud
From Notes on the Possibilities and Attractions of Existence, by Anselm Hollo, published by Coffee House Press. Copyright © 2001 Anselm Hollo. Reprinted by permission of Coffee House Press. All rights reserved.

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Born Today by Anselm Hollo
is to be one to the one
i.m. Hannes Hollo, 1959-1999 by Anselm Hollo
Fought the hungry ghosts here on Earth
La Noche by Anselm Hollo
the wind let loose in the dark
Lost Original by Anselm Hollo
Mr. K said in times of great crudity