Volume 5: DISAPPEARANCE

Monday, November 30, 2009

Michael Ruby, "Infinite Worlds"

Michael Ruby

“THERE ARE AN INFINITE NUMBER OF WORLDS, SOME ALWAYS COMING TO BE, SOME ALWAYS PERISHING.” --Anaximander

There are an infinite number of worlds…

The song plays without
The rifle without
Ham without
Sue without

A bacon
A necklace on a horse
To predict the suit

Horoscopes to pin on blue dresses
Melting escarole
Pungent syntheses
Of leftover, pregnant, mellifluous

Back them into a corner
Pull the process switch
Emulate the
Before the fallout brigade
Range of pure microscopic synonym
Tail breakout

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There are an infinite number of worlds…

The dawns precise lipstick
Ogles the
Doghouse brew

Perhaps the best way to see
The regular boathouse
Brigade

Bring the susan to the seashore

The bringing
Bakes a hole
in the

The magazine
breathes hot
petunias

Pollen soaks the door
The ward
The submarine—shadow

*

…some always coming to be…

ringing the ice on the microwaves
pining and toasting an optical transfiguration
a breathless borrowed mug of swordfish

measuring the so-called evidentiary
neglecting to presume the innocence of the doily
easing the regal claptrap the peeled insomnia
the renal decency

remitting the honorable crayon the nuclear intimacy
pressuring the face-saving to hold
the bamboozling to recreate the red mite

*

There are an infinite number of worlds…

Tears are one
Broken houses
Frame

Rest stops
Perfect

Phonebooks paydays plasma
Poolhalls running dogs

flowers for breaths
flowers for no one
flowers for air

*

…some always perishing.

Reeking, professing, persevering
Egging, toying, dynamiting
Postulating, aiming, receding

Blaspheming, beeing, teething
Miscuing, trembling, weatherizing
Hiving, renaming, officiating

Taming, misplacing, escalating
Soothing, timing, hightailing
Bifurcating, recusing, titillating

Moonlighting, pooling, broaching
Migrating, herniating, dueling
Testing, totaling, haying

Panicking, sussing, buffaloing
Crazing, disdaining, disguising
Rising, noodling, annealing

Pining, highlighting, dialing
Braining, painting, rating
Doling, intoning, folding

*

…some always coming to be…

Flames and flowers and waves
Seasons

This (one)
This big
Turn
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Michael Ruby’s fourth and fifth books of poetry, The Edge of the Underworld and Compulsive Words, are from BlazeVOX. His other books are Window on the City (BlazeVOX, 2006) and Fleeting Memories (Ugly Duckling Presse e-book, 2008). He lives in Brooklyn and work as a journalist.
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RECONFIGURATIONS: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture, http://reconfigurations.blogspot.com/, ISSN: 1938-3592, Volume Three (2009): Immanence/ Imminence
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