Charles Bernstein

In Res Robin, Nibor Resalb
Inscripsit Mentastrum (XXC)

Matter over mind or anyway
mattering, muttering, sponge
warp, cup, meld, then again
clutched, shred, shrift. Blister
origins (orangutans) in souped-
up monkey-wrench. Prattling
till the itch in pines becomes
gash (sash) in the pluriverses
of weft & muck (wept). Pleat
as you may, fellow traversers
on the rippled road to hear &
however, ne’er so near.

for Robin Blaser’s 80th Birthday

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