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Brian Dean Bollman – 3 Poems

Brian Dean Bollman
3 Poems

Macaroni

Dans la rue
Des etrangers
Il y a des voyageurs

. . .

Ahora
Me gusta George Bush

Why?

Porque
El quiere dar anestia
A los indocumentados

I have other concerns

El gobernador
No me quiere
Pero
El presidente si

. . .

Comment va
Bon ami

Ca va bien

Yo tambien
Yo quiero estudiar
La geografia
Quiero ir a Francia

Le monde
Se revuelve
I walk in the flood




After Paul Hoover*
(In the Postmodern)

P[raxis
Encompassing
Mainstream culture
Model of Writerly
Consciousness

Pan[optic] death
Of
God and the Author

Narcissism
Sentimentality
Self-expressiveness
(Insert criticism)
Neo-romantic
Intense casualness
          an ongoing process of resistance to
          mainstream ideology
(Insisting on the inevitable)

Heroic betrayal of the bourgeois self
Symptomatic of prepare for irony
          the loss of individuality in a consumer society
          (or the proletarian juggernaut)

Mimesis
Self concealing
Appropriation
          becomes a reigning device
Transcendental signified

Deconstruction
Of expression
(The illusion)


*Some of the phrases in this poem were borrowed from Paul Hoover’s introduction
to the Norton Anthology of Postmodern Poetry
.




May the Lord Beseech You

Strain witch
Zaftig numerologist
Listening to glinting
Whistles

Miss Terry
With your toes

Skirt hitch
Zoroastrian cosmologist
Biting the inkling
Thistles

Rolling river
With your travelling woes

Timely stitch
Zoological epistemologist
The twilight’s twinkling
Epistles

Intimate squink
With holy hoes

The winter twig
Tangles
Its fluffy foes

Amen

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