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scatterbrain fever		busy in the slammer
	& better after dark

as if on the one hand	flaming for eternity

cause or was that real

she was a kid but I wanted to ask her

how it is, to be

personas immoral in my book awake

defense
	an ecstasy
recovered from a body
				having thought	not
							     merged
& as such missed the boat 

	these laden contradictions

		warehouse		shrink

			the word expressly
						tired

week will hum like dog will hunt

what is sadder than unsympathetic

send regrets

do it in Spanish


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Carol Mirakove is the author of Mediated (Factory School), Occupied (Kelsey St. Press), and with Jen Benka, 1,138 (Belladonna). She is a participant in the collaboration The Collective Task (Patrick Lovelace Editions) and last year with Dutch musician bates45 she released the electro-house track “temporary tattoos.” Carol’s poetry and recordings are catalogued at the electronic poetry collection Archive of the Now. She is a founding member of the subpress collective, with whom she published Fractured Humorous by Edwin Torres, a former workshop leader at The Poetry Project, and she has served poetry editor of Boog City. Carol currently lives in San Francisco where she is a member of the Nonsite Collective and where she serves on the Board of Directors at Small Press Traffic.

 

 

 

 

 

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