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FURTHER READING
Poems by Will Alexander
On Anti-Biography
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Thought as Philosophical Torment

 
by Will Alexander

In the mirror of excessive drift
there exist those values
which exist within schisms
within error wracked spectrums
which glow by means of vapour
above anti-dimensional obstruction

the visage of metrics
tuned to a mesmeric lisp
to a rancid facial dice
thrown across ethers
across 3 or 4 sierras or voids

so that each sculpting
each prism
advances
the apparitional understanding
to a macro-positional scalding
which collapses
which takes on the centigrade of absence
bound to invisible comradery






From The Sri Lankan Loxodrome. Copyright © 2009 by Will Alexander. Reprinted with permission of New Directions Press.
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