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Poems by Julian Talamantez Brolaski
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elegy for kari edwards
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last swan of avon
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Julian T. Brolaski, gowanus atropolis
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if s/one is mocking let it be tender

by Julian Talamantez Brolaski

                                 for T. Peterson

so what if the magistrate calls you dude
for all the petrogaff in helsinki
what is the idles, the ides to you
the hottest month on record

if s/o is making a mockery
& yew liable to get thwarted
one needs a quiet room
who hands out thir fucking pronoun paradigm at parties??!!

if s/o is mocking
let thir hart be tender
harted. if one can be

From gowanus atropolis, published by Ugly Duckling Presse. Copyright © 2011 by Julian T. Brolaski. Used by permission of the publisher. All rights reserved.
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