Charles Perrone

Conceptual reach (May 2003)

  On the verge of al-

most having                it com-

plete                          on the

--that's the what's the point--

  of my tongue

fully                  at my fingers'


wits, whips, quips in-

to         shape

  a ticker tape of stock

market-ed, cliché-d, quite-trite tries

  boiler-plate replies

you could dis-

  quiet discredit avoid

  so simply by giving me

nerve    leads    clues to discover

   blocks of frozen al-

cohol to terve, render one tipsy

   the tip of the ice-

berg,     as it were,      in this

   melting down solid of


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