Augustine in Carthage: And Other Poems (Misfits) by Alessandro Porco

By Alessandro Porco

Both crude and captivating, locker-room macho and delicate, those poems are continuously singularly marked by way of formal ingenuity and stylistic ?lan. A deeply felt and unique collection, this paintings is familiar with that (as its epigraph, within the phrases of Diderot, insists) “there is somewhat testicle on the backside of our such a lot elegant emotions and our purest tenderness.”

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In this, I 45 am the exception to the rule. ] Quote. Hey, go fuck yourself. Unquote. #37 on my list of 100 things I could do without: poems about getting your first period. ” On this day in history the stars were shining bright on somebody. Meeting adjourned. * Let’s begin: satisfy your maternal urge, adopt a highway. I am a knot in desperate need of deus ex machina but this ain’t your daddy’s Horace. The word of the day is not “ontology” (Nov. 20th). Jazz hands. I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus but it wasn’t on the mouth.

D. (“That girl is . M. as the money shot — Cash rules everything around me! The objet petit a of all my love and dap: 39 As dry as a sand-trap Is my most Mango-Genie-Tini With a bod like Barbara Eden! Sweet Laura to my Luke, As confederate as Daisy Duke; As Samoan as a fog-cutter, Cutting through catarrh; As allacabam as tooraloorals, And crowned by laurels; As cha-ching as a slot machine, More Duff than a teen queen; As rub as a dub-dub, And rhizomed as rhubarb; As blupa as tequila, And fishscale as kilos; As delumnimate as Hesiod, And blue-eyed as woad; As mad-libbed as smiddys, And jibbed as ditties; More divine than chimera, And clit-hopped as Asia Carrera; As strophed as Stroh’s, And fly as a farfallo; As prosecutorial as Kincaid, And krunk as kinkav; A gushing winged lover As pluvial as a plover; As luxuriate as lussorioso, And lush as a rostro; As warm as a winter’s Saki, And Porco as Miyazaki; More mondo than a demimonde, And goooooooooooooooooal as Telemundo; 40 As brewski as a brouhaha, And fugee as fugeelala — That’s the way that she rocks doing her thang!

KnowwhatImean? 9 - ’kay ’kay ’kay ’kay ’kay ’kay ’kay ’kay ’kay ’kay 54 Keg Stand: After Jean-Baptiste Chassignet (1594) Think how below your fieldstone the earthworms embalm your body like some B-movie flesh-eating disease; and how your bones dematerialize, turn to shit, they fertilize the very dirt you’re in. See your right hand, which once felt-up girls’ skirts, it rots, disowned, feels nothing; your eyeballs slinky from their sockets. The earthworms mosey on over to your musculature like cows to pasture.

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