Are You Getting Interested
by Rob Rice
Are you getting interested
Or just getting “A”s?
“Your discussion of relevance
The sunset I’m overhearing
Is necessarily false
Regardless of the subject”
Which… admittedly I missed
You are a frayed family
You man, daughter, and lawyer
What happened to mom
Happened to the girl too
Scene: “Sex-devoid cow births, us interfacing with animals”
Getting in some real rural goodness
And with glove-induced peristaltic motion a
Hand full of shit
Imposter offspring she has no choice but slowly to learn to love
As at least they validate her candidacy
Coordinate careerism, in hiding the brute away
Keeping at bay the biology, taxonomic entry
Jagged composition like spectacle stones in ridges and pepto-viscera bubbles
In colors there
That make seem clear
There is nothing you’ve invented:
Preemptive rocks, sharp peaked churn in open oil
Displayed in rock
Crashing into a wall of dead man’s envy
Like a test dummy history
But, like, suspecting
We imagine the distain of extinct or even other animals
But it’s no cold expressive azurite
“Shh,” it says, “just wait”
Pursue a career, concreting in of the brute
Sealant of slick troggy tendency
Capsule’s fistula reveals an
Apathetic wringing of necks a
Twisting off of tops
Even still, unconvinced,
Lip service to rocks to
Miles of rocks to no
Shortage of rocks?
Bruised, scabbed and squat rocks
Spathic Andean ranges!
This is your mother!
Your aspiration excludes
You from the revolution
Amazing, how his knocking actually gets less insistent, the brute
Like he does, he must admit, have to concede the fundaments of value in
That career is your currency!
That is your screen!
Your subduing warren of summonses
Your netted neural diaper
Your Hot Knot
That screen is your home!
I need to empty out
All this acidic stuff in my sternum is aberrantly dissolving pennies
that I could have saved up