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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
story.

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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