15 sept. 2011

After Michael Palmer

André Breton has been elected president.
He proclaims La République Surréaliste,

which it already was.
Mentira, mentira, mentira

mutter the jays.
If only they knew!

I've stolen your thunder.
I've stolen the milk from your coffee.


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I wrote this poem several years ago. It doesn't have much to do with the MP poem that is was supposedly based on. The great thing is that I can admire this poem as though it were not mine, because I have forgotten it, and forgotten what I meant by it, yet recognize it as something I would have written. It is completely my style.