Charles Bernstein


Up High Down Low Too Slow

Look up in the sky it’s a
mercurial representation
of things in themselves, the
action not the doing,
the done not the lunge.
Dr. Kildaire in his mythopoetic
struggle with Ben Casey;
the crown tools; shop
shock. Killer patois bisects
nominalization ratio at too
frequent a clip. Vividly
vacuous—though you probably
think that’s something to aspire
to. Glow don’t gorge, except
on alternate news days. There
are floats in them harbingers.
Bust a truss. 

© 2008 Electronic Poetry Review