Poem: From the Notebooks of Poet J X – XIV


 

X.           AMBITION [Video film of birds feeding with author’s voiceover]

 

There is

no failure

like

complete success

 

XI.   HONESTY [Handwritten in large letters  

diagonally, with the first and last words disappearing off the page]

 

This

is a real poem

and I

am a real poet

 

XII.       DUPLICATION [A photograph of the identical words written on three different pairs of female buttocks]

 

Everyone

is a work of art

originality

is another matter

 

XIII.     REMINDER [Written in red ink on a

           Venetian carnival mask]

 

Everything

we see

could just as well

be different

 

XIV.     INVITATION [Written on the first page of a

                            family photo album]

 

Here is a book

of emotions

Feel free

to tear them out

and rearrange them

as you think fit

After all,

they are

someone else’s

 

(from “The God in the Box”, Agàpe Publications, 2003)

 

Poetry, poem, speculative poetry, science fiction poetry, Australian poetry, British poetry

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