William Allegrezza

twenty 5

my words, the bells on the beach,
the damp suffering ivy clinging to brick,
sometimes grow smooth, sometimes
catch as they fall, and though i
want them to speak past the anguish
into your ear, they are sad, peopled with
wind turned into dream hurricanes
that drown. from my voice, the
lament rises, but memory knocks
when i would call and leads me the
long way round when i would stretch
out my hand. and now i wonder
whose words these are that fill
the lines, that fill everything of mind.

twenty 9

in the boat’s outer arms upstream,
i dream of red sails stiff with wind,
of sun streaming through spray,
and turn divided to placement
in white wrapped with cloth—the
haphazard container of energy,
quick and slow, spilling out among the
actual placement of a body above
the water in silence and bitter for
the gray above. beyond on the shore
the pines are pale; the gulls are
ravenous; these visual guides remind
me of still motion shared with you.

quarter article

your decision to ease the anonymous
is to engage in an estimated reduction
of unspecified service postings in a
solution of administration wanted for
safe policies of certain problem
                because of the idea, i’m not
particular in experience learned as
control or scripted as funny though
minimal and decided.
                the only made i was the is in
shooting; still, the night before the
dialogue in this case has arrived and
whatever is different is pressure is
the what if of this location like
antennae up for scenes unwritten with
a crew fenced but taken.
                “i was disturbed.”

William Allegrezza edits the e-zine Moria and the press Cracked Slab Books. He has published five books, In the Weaver's Valley, Ladders in July, Fragile Replacements, Collective Instant, and Covering Over; one anthology, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century; seven chapbooks, including Sonoluminescence (co-written with Simone Muench) and Filament Sense (Ypolita Press); and many poetry reviews, articles, and poems. He curates series A, a reading series in Chicago dedicated to experimental writing. In addition, he occasionally posts his thoughts at http://allegrezza.blogspot.com.

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