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Travel to the Next Literary Convention September 1, 2009

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Travel to the Next Literary Convention

 

I don’t care to remember you from up there,

  

 

 

This low memory is closer

                                   than the next the train out of here,

 

Some place less written on tracks

under the dye of code or colored lines,

 

Speech pretense, tunneled performance

(when bellies tell a better story)

Stomach of a dark station, down here,

 

A corporeal informant, the snitch

all the riders watch sideways, voyeurs,

necks too frozen to prism into good sense.

 

– Melanie Henderson

 

Greased August 12, 2009

                                         Greased

    

                              Skin, some cartilage to a burned pop star,

                              invokes no semblance of awe,

                              as the bottomless pigment of purple.

  

                  The prerequisite for giving everything

                  is to lose your American mind

                  and much of your African phenotype.

  

                             A dream for the work of a stanza,

                             Soul’s plastic gel, family.

                             What did they become in the course of a performance?

 

         – Melanie Henderson