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Speedway

I cut out the "Heart with Snowflake"
Myself but it is not mine, Forget
This bloody coat bloody shirt, I
Think it is the writing that makes
Me sick, The scores and scores of
Incidental music, this nosebleed all
Spring all wet, I'm positively angry
with the Impertinence of it! I'm
Sewing up the kinks in this film, I'm
Trying to! I'm trying to burn a light
Between, There's a light and I cable
my voice on it but it rips when I trace
Anything! WORKS ON PAPER, THE SHIP
OF DEATH "Oh build it!" Sings the 
Heart, "My coat would be so bloodied
I could wiggle out of my coat!"


                         – for John Wieners 

Credit


Copyright © 2011 by Cedar Sigo. Reprinted from Stranger in Town with the permission of City Lights Publishers.

Author


Cedar Sigo

Cedar Sigo's most recent book is Royals (Wave, 2017). He lives in Lofall, Washington.

Date Published: 2011-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/speedway