Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Today the train"

Today the train
becomes a figure
for noia
                        for bother
,man’s inhumanity to her fellows,
swine — Circe — dye jobs

a gun in every bedside
table, a hidden agenda
always the same, always

            the heart’s greatest desire
the Make A Wish Foundation
Jesus, the one up on the cross
winks, “You put me up here

            “didn’t you?
            “and you’re not even ashamed
            “of your hatred
            “your dis-attention
            “your mental cock
                                    always in your hand.”

            You’re proud
                                    to be what you are

                        Florence-Bologna, in transit