Meditations of the Nameless Infinite
In the hall Damon terrorizes white space inside stray open lockers with Witeout.
Signs his work "The Nameless Infinite."
These days, everything gets tagged. Nothing safe from The Lesson.
What is The Lesson? Alex asks every day.
The Lesson is The Lesson, Damon answers.
Yeah but WHY is The Lesson?
Because, shrugging he'll say: everything must leave a mark.
∞ tragedy of the fly ∞
in the mud, a tiny fly writhing
crushed by the rain, wet wings go nowhere
∞ humility hymn ∞
pelted crow on the roadside
wait for the night to obscure thy shame
∞ ode to fungi ∞
mushroom mashed up against the shadowy edge
umbrella head bursting brilliant; the light is implied
∞ shit rose ∞
on the bathroom wall, a diamond-shaped shit stain
dreams itself abloom, for it knows not where it grows
∞ black rainbow ∞
dark puddle on the rooftop, reflecting rainbows
could be gasoline?
∞ sprinklers ∞
uptown, there are sprinklers to preserve the greenness of the grass & the whiteness of lilies
here, bouquets of scorched earth, broken heads like polished snake skulls
∞ icarus down ∞
don't you know it's a sin to give your son wax wings to sail to the sun?
. . .it's not the fall that'll kill him but the death leap from the floor
∞ the improbability of an airplane ∞