Here lies the body
of Harry Chaplin.
The tree has fallen
that once, as a sapling,
went on a hay ride
with Rudy Arness.
Didn't he notice
when she lifted her dress?
Sign follows sign
each marking a year.
Each telling how Harry
didn't make out here.
Don't worry, Harry,
limp in your grave.
They all forgive you —
(and, generated by a news story about accidents on a French highway..)
Flicker Fusion Frequency
Sun through leaves if the leaves if the breeze
would blow there might be meaning Sun on water sandy bottom flickering Heart
beats under the body's weight eight standard leads octopus out
There is a pattern on the screen.
The cerebrum intervenes
Someone is saying it softly over and over
the heart beating beneath the bodies weight
sunlight stammering through the leaves
eight standard leads octopus out
center line in the highway flashingπ headlights
Light reflected from poplar trees planted
with such care precisely apart
my flicker fusion frequency crashing me
the prisoner after torture saying yes yes yes
stammering through the leaves stammering
I didn't mean mean mean mean
Forget forget forget the train wheels say
forgive forgive forgive they say
Planted so precisely the poplar tree trunks flashing
flashing binding blinding bound
by eight wires why
don't I think of you
as I'm dying? Please
be a tree a tree your leaves shimmering