The People Look Like Flowers At Last
The People Look Like Flowers At Last
New Poems


the gas line is leaking, the bird is gone from the
cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures;
Benny finally got off the stuff and Betty now has a job
as a waitress; and
the chimney sweep was quite delicate as he
giggled up through the
soot.
I walked miles through the city and recognized
nothing as a giant claw ate at my
stomach while the inside of my head felt
airy as if I was about to go
mad.
it’s not so much that nothing means
anything but more that it keeps meaning
nothing,
there’s no release, just gurus and self-
appointed gods and hucksters.
the more people say, the less there is to say.
even the best books are dry sawdust.

—from "fingernails; nostrils; shoelaces"

Title The People Look Like Flowers At Last
Subtitle New Poems
Publisher Ecco
Title First Published 2008
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 320 p.
ISBN-10 0060577088
ISBN-13 9780060577087
Publication Date 2008
Main content page count 320
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $14.99
 


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