I like this very much, this being a new poem called “Trance Notebook #15” from Wayne Koestenbaum. An excerpt:

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“Sempre libera” backwards

like Paul McCartney’s death

revealed by playing

“Revolution 9” backwards—
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who taught

me that trick?
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rescued or adopted by

a queer on Mission

Street in pursuit of

his perfect éclair,

his Patricia Neal

impersonation
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Part of the PEN Poetry Series, which publishes work by emerging and established writers once a week.

__________

despite the taboo against
cannibalism

__________

              it depends
what fish are used
in the gefilte fish—

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             death’s
interpreter, I’m
a fat man leaning on
the same bannister
Kafka’s uptight
virile father
leaned on

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                if he’s so famous
why do I need to ask
this question?

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the answer is Pink Floyd

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– See more at: http://www.pen.org/poetry/trance-notebook-15#sthash.QnGtqn2v.dpuf

__________

despite the taboo against
cannibalism

__________

              it depends
what fish are used
in the gefilte fish—

__________

             death’s
interpreter, I’m
a fat man leaning on
the same bannister
Kafka’s uptight
virile father
leaned on

__________

                if he’s so famous
why do I need to ask
this question?

__________

the answer is Pink Floyd

__________

– See more at: http://www.pen.org/poetry/trance-notebook-15#sthash.QnGtqn2v.dpuf

__________

despite the taboo against
cannibalism

__________

              it depends
what fish are used
in the gefilte fish—

__________

             death’s
interpreter, I’m
a fat man leaning on
the same bannister
Kafka’s uptight
virile father
leaned on

__________

                if he’s so famous
why do I need to ask
this question?

__________

the answer is Pink Floyd

__________

– See more at: http://www.pen.org/poetry/trance-notebook-15#sthash.QnGtqn2v.dpuf

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