Plain American Language

I cut a sliver/of WC William's finger
and placed it inside/my philosophy...

Monday, September 22, 2008

Palm Springs (after reading a lot of Mary Jo Bang)

Palm Springs is a mecca of
mid-century Modernism.
Mid-century Modernism
is heavily influenced by
the space age and nuclear age.
We will find the God particle.
We will split the atom,
smash the atom, create holes,
tiny holes and vortexes
that no art can see through,
martial nor plastic, music or partial.
A blank, sucking hole;
not even Blinky Palermo
or Stella or Rothko or Auden
or Fitzgerald or Palm Springs
with their sand traps
and 100 greens like little hilly
helipads. Finally, we assemble
the machine that will ultimately decide
what beds down with our hearts,
while inside the planes we ride
to relax in spaces wide enough
to open our eyes
and have a drink, a smile
spreads like wingspan, as if
we were comfortable with forgotten coasts
and never needed
our feet to touch ground.

1 comment:

Melissa said...

I likes this one too.