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John Adams  

All Together Now: A Digital Bridge for Auckland and Sydney             


Parse me

in an upsurge I release
my black swan
from its syllogism

what is it about
shapes that ravel up reason
   the long square   the unset triangle

the crow was unexpected
hovering in my ears the dark suck
indrawn breath a cry
of timbre where voicey husks arose

reverse KO
inverse wow

these strokes occur arbitrarily
or randomly in the back
of my head I wander

and there is something about farmland
I mean   there must be musn’t there
I never met Lyn Hejinian
but I’ve seen her review

doesn’t make a bald bit of difference
we’ve moved beyond
hairlessness beyond
hair   curios of Serrano peeling from
rafters into god knows what

gestures towards acorns
extend a medial figure
of touching simplicity

zilly/story but on an alternate reading
you could say he died
from consumption
for before being
bowled by the boulangerie
van containing all five
modes of bread
he dined with Mitterand,
and there he was
b/reading beyond categorisation

some prefer a comma
do you really, like a simile


©John Adams