Charles Perrone

ordinal countdowns

to second what one first said
of going forth to face in place
in loco languages of the so-called
third world perchance in extremis
drum and fife bands barrel spinning
seven wonder lust blues en route
on stage crews versus on page rues
barely six shooter rules applied
to     talk     news      gaping     gabbing
someone should be the eighth to affirm
firmly without bending toward
any bent mantel or banter
the need to stay acquisition aware
acting friendly to the nines
with the skies of speakers scapes of media to commentate abroad
a loft a bunk decry
a mask to sleep off
imminent threats
to dominant discourse

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