the rigorous m

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It’s good to …

Posted by rigorousm on July 15, 2012

It’s good to be neuter.
I want to have meaningless legs.
There are things unbearable.
One can evade them a long time.
Then you die.

 

The ocean reminds me
of your green room.
There are things unbearable.
Scorn, princes, this little size
of dying.

 

My personal poetry is a failure.
I do not want to be a person.
I want to be unbearable.
Lover to lover, the greenness of love.
Cool, cooling.

 

Earth bears no such plant.
Who does not end up
a female impersonator?
Drink all the sex there is.
Still die.

 

I tempt you.
I blush.
There are things unbearable.
Legs, alas.
Legs die.

 

Rocking themselves down,
crazy slow,
some ballet term for it —-
fragment of foil, little
spin, little drunk, little do, little oh, alas.

 

— Anne Carson, “Stanzas, Sexes, Seduction”

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