26 August 2007

Life is Art

1
to bite
into blue-eye icing
of Montgomery Maxton's cupcake

that's a start

2
you can put anything you want
into yr mouth

tarnishd toy from China

lavender truffle

the whole potlatch

sometimes
it's a choice

3
Heraclitus didn't
catch me
with my speedo down

I droppd it
when I saw
him coming

4
since
all things are in motion
pictures

you buy the popcorn

5-6
in the cosmology of Hollywood
Betty Grable gave Marilyn Monroe
a pedicure

interregnum:
pin up girl     (WW2)
passes crown to
blonde bombshell     (Korean "conflict")

7
what ideation?

I'm just
a poet

8
the Bare Chest Party
is also a potluck

so I chop purple cabbage
for coleslaw

careful
knife doesn't hop

9
Fay Wray
's 100th birthday
is the day
after Mom's 86th

I'll be too busy
on Winckles St
to see "King Kong" again

10a
trumpet vine
in my backyard
in Santa Fe
10b
dug up
in my parents' backyard
in Elyria
10c
from a start
in Aunt Sophie's backyard
in Caledonia

11
"phallic hymn"

don't be redundant

12
'40s
Scott Brady
Kirk Douglas
Farley Granger
Sterling Hayden
William Holden
Alan Ladd
Burt Lancaster
Guy Madison
Victor Mature
Robert Mitchum
George Montgomery
Cornel Wilde


13
I can quote
myself
if I wanna

14
does the Ray Delgarito bracelet
Regina bought me
go with Bob Barnes' hand-me-down shirt

well it does
if I say so

15
how many times
must I strike you
with Jay Parsell's belt?

16
it comes down to this

in the volume of Blum's Screen World
I bought at Marshall Field's in Chicago
in the summer of 1960
there's a full-page photo
of Diane Varsi

she's smiling

17
I shave
my balls
for you
&
that's all
you have
to say

4 comments:

Tom Beckett said...

Good to see you posting poems, Alex. A lot of wonderful things here.

AlexG said...

thx Tom. appreciate yr visits & respect yr judgments.

it's a wonderment to me that as I slip into antiquity the poems keep coming.

Montgomery Maxton said...

whoot!

Collin said...

Woah! What a series of images. Liked this bunches.