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Alfonso SasietaApril 20, 2023

after Eddie Palmieri

The combo of bongo & piano
is hypnosis. The sound
of eros & the brushstroke of fire,
the wild Ram
of the timbal & a cowbell
converting sound
into longing

&  here is the banishing trumpet!
Here, the carpenter
will be driven to the brow
of the cliff.
He must code
switch from bongo
to piano
& then slip
through the cracks
& risk is so frequently
the moral
in the prophet’s

Provoke. Survive.

Rewrite God’s poems
until the mob
in us
froths at the mouth. Shroud the facts

in too much flute
& the edge
is perpetually out of sight.

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