My toenails rotating
cast of an all boy revue.
I’ve been thrown down but I like it here
I look up at everything of no value
do you hear, of no value and I fan myself
and restfully lay before an aqueous
slow tumult of grand disputations
And if I did not affect a disdain for waterlillies
They’re so grand
So extreme. Let’s find rocks. Pile the boulders here
my Sisyphuses and go home
Leave me to bludgeoning these lilies d’eau
the overlook muralling the old nothing
the invented nothing crossing stability and motion
with stability motion with motion motion twice
I’ve seen this before, go off, go off
come through again, anew, and needless, as starshine.
Every impertinency every loop
an emblem of suck and fuck.
Michael Thomas Taren was the first person to photograph a single snowflake. He has a chapbook from Factory Hollow Press called 08 SEPTEMBER 2009. His contranslations of Tomaz Salamun (“Justice” (Black Ocean) and “Soy Realidad” (Dalkey Archive) are forthcoming.