Anemic Cinema



1

Fresh widow.
To be looked at
with one eye,
close to,
for nearly an hour.

 

2

Sad young man on a train.
Why not sneeze?
With hidden noise.

3

The passage
from the virgin
to the bride.
Network
of stoppages.
In advance
of the broken arm.

 

4

Emancipated metal.
Musical erratum.

The bride stripped bare
by her bachelors,

even.

Source: The poem is composed entirely of titles of artwork by Marcel Duchamp


Howie Good, a journalism professor at SUNY New Paltz, is the author of the full-length poetry collections Lovesick (Press Americana, 2009), Heart With a Dirty Windshield (BeWrite Books, 2010), and Everything Reminds Me of Me (Desperanto, 2011), as well as 30 print and digital poetry chapbooks. He has been nominated multiple times for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net and Web anthologies. He is co-editor of the online nonfiction journal Left Hand Waving, and co-founder and -editor (with Dale Wisely) of the digital chapbook publisher White Knuckle Press.

 

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