Todd at Midnight

                           for Rain Dog



Morphine is how my angel breathes
Shakespeare Rosencrantz and Guildenstern
Just fell into an old grave in
Manoa Valley Cemetery
We were Hawaiian then
Yama said
My fathers was an
Expatriate of dew
The heart crime of red ice
To see
As a girl sees a shoe
Burning hypothesis
Of cubist two
Dancers
May frame
Time
Between
Lines
Working
Thoughts crime a savior
In Long Beach
The bar dog is Rain Dog
A blue star blue poem
Kachina Dog
Drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon
But not me
Iím Japanese
Bukowski and I drink
The same beer
Rain Dog said
Knoll
You and Bukowski
Drink the same beer
Kirin
Thank god
Buks dead
And Iím not

John Knoll

 

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