John Wilson
Not and Not as Brain

So strong, so big, sinistral bandwagon.

Nonreferential, that’s what they call it when

the honeybee lies down with the lion

and you stop sneaking glances out the window.

Sidelong glances, as they say, Joseph Cornell and Anita O’Day.

Anyway, I got panicky and I

made hardcopies of everything.

I’m an ardent fan of the Ansonia,

not and not as brain loves them out as camp.

Terrified by body stuff, six pink gallons

of liquid, now the road brought him no joy

and make no mistake about it: Fuck off.

Bob and Tina chose the safeword cheeseburger;

cheeseburger was Bob and Tina’s safeword.