вівторок, 24 жовтня 2017 р.

Russell Jaffe - Four Poems



Russell Jaffe is the editor of TL;DR magazine (tldrmagazine.com), teaches at Loyola University in Chicago and Fusion Academy in Oak Brook, and stars in literary study guides for Course Hero. He is the author of the poetry collections This Super Doom I Aver (Poets Democracy, '12), INTROVERT//EXTROVERT (Punk Hostage Press, '14), LA CROIX WATER (Damask, '16), and Civil Coping Mechanisms (Civil Coping Mechanisms, '17). Russell Jaffe, shoopa shoopa, Russell Jaffe.



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1. AMERICAN POEM

At the end of the day
It is what it is.
It is what it is
At the end of the day.

At the end of the day
It is what it is.
At the end of the day
It is what it is.

At the end of the day
It is what it is.
At the end of the day
It is what it is.

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2. THE KNOWLEDGE

Nothing is more dangerous than the human tongue. Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! Nothing. NOTHING! The human tongue makes things happen

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3.
7 WONDERS OF THE POSTMODERN WORLD

1. Antiques roadshow
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4. The upside-down ketchup bottle that squirts from the bottom
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4. HOUSES

The most hardcore flavor of seltzer
is no flavor.

This is the only reality
that houses me.


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