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Tim Yu
Two Poems

L.A. Pantoum

Repent Baby Lou
Warn all the blondes
Of ear-held words
Skirts not suits

Warn all the blondes
The meter is on
Skirts not suits
Next stop derision

The meter is on
Because of suicide
Next stop derision
Falling-down trunk

Because of suicide
I lean against this
Falling-down trunk
She said drive

I lean against this
Catch-eye heart
She said drive
Swing that hammer down

Catch-eye heart
In a cloudless sky
Swing that hammer down
On my slender hand

In a cloudless sky
Her reason closes
On my slender hand
Cut the green fronds

Her reason closes
Every pidgin ear
Cut the green fronds
From the starving tree

Every pidgin ear
Draws brittle words
From the starving tree
A daughter’s color

Draws brittle words
To their smooth-worn close
A daughter’s color
Willing variations

To their smooth-worn close
My arm describes
Willing variations
On your breathless skin

My arm describes
Corrupted names
On your breathless skin
Salt the devil down

Corrupted names
Bareheaded women
Salt the devil down
To my keeping hand

Bareheaded women
Mount the narrowing stair
To my keeping hand
Be known my tongue

Mount the narrowing stair
Repent Baby Lou
Be known my tongue
Of ear-held words



Gamer

Cowboy arriviste
Assonant pleasure
Beneath fallow legs

Peruse carnation
To mortal form bereft
Of opposing sighs

Cuneiform
A striver set
On Plato’s hedge

Parasite arms
Embrace effluent
Tyrannical bend

In dumbfounded drams
Winsome
Melancholy crave

Turbine traitor
Visitant entrained
Palpation magnified

Forsake this derision
Rather bludgeon
From sheer belief

Guttural kipper
There is outset of
As dolor protest

Time called teething
Boiler of the bank
Arise and ache

One-to-nothing seam

     
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