et cetera

more than that
i want to speak with my own voice

not some pastiche
thesaurus the point home

i sew those seven poets to my chest
their tiny hands write things and i

copy them

more than [refer to the external]
i want to [metaphor]

not [exotic word]
[aren’t you clever]


don’t like circling the block
dancing round shrubbery ablaze

don’t want to be the electron
everywhere and nowhere on the double

like to be scalable
(conventional footnotes)

want to write with stationary
concrete authentic fiction

want glass bones like birds
don’t want opaque horizons